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.

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.”