Community helps launch club

Autistic children enjoying the lego at the Hyndeman Centre in Bury. Thomas Hoyle, 11.

Autistic children enjoying the lego at the Hyndeman Centre in Bury. Thomas Hoyle, 11.

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A NEW club for autistic children has been launched in Bury St Edmunds after the local community donated toys.

The West Suffolk branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) has started a Lego club, allowing children to socialise with others while creating structures.

Autistic children enjoying the lego at the Hyndeman Centre in Bury. Elektra Goodchild, 2.

Autistic children enjoying the lego at the Hyndeman Centre in Bury. Elektra Goodchild, 2.

Jo Hyndman, branch officer, said: “This offers them the opportunity to be with other children and do something that they enjoy. It allows them to be creative and take part in something that is a social activity.”

The club runs one Saturday a month at the Hyndman Centre.

The branch launched an appeal to collect the Lego from donations through a bin in Bury St Edmunds Tesco.

For more information about the branch or to find out about volunteering, email westsuffolk@nas.org.uk or call 07795 238778.