Fun day helps Asperger's sufferers

THE mother of a 28-year-old Norfolk man who has Asperger's Syndrome has organised a night of fun activities in support of other people with the autistic disorder.

THE mother of a 28-year-old Norfolk man who has Asperger's Syndrome has organised a night of fun activities in support of other people with the autistic disorder.

Marcella Olive, the chairman of Asperger East Anglia, hopes to raise at least �2,300 from the fun evening in Thurne, near Yarmouth on August 29.

The free event on the Broadland village's playing field from 6pm to 8pm will include a host of children's activities, including splat the rat, and a barbecue, Play your cards right game and a raffle.

Money raised from the event will go toward Mrs Olive's organisation and the north Norfolk based Good Intention Fundraising Team.


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Mrs Olive, who lives in Thurne, set up Asperger East Anglia after her son, Marc, was diagnosed with the condition.

She said: “Events like this are vital to raise awareness and keep Asperger East Anglia in funds to carry out its important work.

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“The people of Thurne have been absolutely wonderful in supporting us.”

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