VIP play day for Fylde coast children with autism

Autism charity OJ's is bringing new play events to the Fylde coast for youngsters
Autism charity OJ's is bringing new play events to the Fylde coast for youngsters
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An inspirational charity for children with autism is to bring free, exclusive access activities to Poulton.

OJ’s Care, which holds play sessions and holiday clubs for children with autistic spectrum disorders, is to hold a free event for families and children on the Fylde coast.

OJ's helpers will be at a new play event for children with autism on the Fylde coast

OJ's helpers will be at a new play event for children with autism on the Fylde coast

The charity has secured a private access event at Thingamajigz, on Furness Drive, Poulton Business Park, with support from Variety the Children’s Charity and funding from Radio Wave.

Children with autism, learning difficulties or associated disorders will be able to enjoy exclusive access to the children’s indoor play centre between 6.30-8.30pm on Wednesday, November 2.

OJ’s Care founder Lisa Donoghue said: “This event will give children with autism a positive play and socialising experience, in a very understanding environment.

“Many of our children struggle to cope in busy public places during popular times, and some families would just not go due to the challenges their child may face.”

Experienced OJ’s workers will staff the areas to provide additional support.

Mum-of-four Lisa, from Hambleton, founded the charity after problems accessing mainstream areas and activities with her son, 18-year- old Oliver, who has autism.

Katie Upton, appeals for chairman for Variety’s Blackpool committee, added: “We hope as many families as possible will take up this special opportunity to enjoy a fantastic facility with care and support from OJ’s team.”

Contact OJ’s Care on 07971 723607.