Beckton supermarket holds autism charity fundraiser
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Staff at a Beckton supermarket spent Saturday raising money for an autism charity.
Resources for Autism, which runs weekly play schemes for children diagnosed with the condition and provides care workers to support families at home, is the Sainsbury’s branch’s chosen charity for the year.
Face painting, a raffle and a cake sale all helped to raise £625.
Liza Dresner, Resources for Autism’s director, said “I cannot tell you how much it means to us to have this kind of support.
“It is not just the money, all of which will be used towards local Newham services, but the boost it gives to our spirits to know that there are people out there prepared to go that extra mile to help us support our children and young people. We are very grateful”
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