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Hornchurch children's charity gains grant award worth thousands to run special project

PUBLISHED: 14:38 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:38 09 March 2017

Sheila Keeling (second right) with Add+Up staff and children along with Cllr Linda Van Den Hende (centre) at the charity's end of year show, last year.

Sheila Keeling (second right) with Add+Up staff and children along with Cllr Linda Van Den Hende (centre) at the charity's end of year show, last year.

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A charity is set to run an innovative project to help children with learning difficulties thanks to a small grant award.

Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents (Add+up), Billet Lane, Hornchurch, gained an Awards for All grant worth £7,240 to run a social and communications skills project.

The programme will help children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder learn about social cues and how to read body language.

Manager Sheila Keeling said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been successful with our funding application.

“We are very excited about this new piece of work which is going to be targeted and specific.

“It will give us an opportunity to make a difference to the children who will take part in it.”

The project will initially run for one year and have its success monitored.

Ms Keeling added: “The aim of the project is to teach the children these skills to reduce the risk of them being misunderstood, isolated with no friends and getting into trouble.”

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