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Staff at little Hornchurch charity overjoyed at gaining big sum to stay open

PUBLISHED: 10:29 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:29 21 January 2016

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A small charity that makes a big difference has received a large donation to keep it running for another three years.

Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents (Add+up) based in Billet Lane, Hornchurch is a support and action group run by parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivy Disorder (ADHD).

In December The Henry Smith Charity said its grant application was successful and it will now receive £118,500.

“It means a huge amount to us. We don’t always get picked for these sort of things,” said Sheila Keeling manager of the charity.

“The money will go to fund the cost of the centre support officer for three years and supply half of the running costs of the project.”

The support service, currently Sainsbury’s, High Street, Hornchurch’s charity of the year, was called an “important service to the community.”

It offers a parenting support service, after school club, a drama group and takes children out on day trips.

Sheila added: “ADHD children are seen as the naughty kids but they are not. They should have the same chance as other children.”

For more information contact Shiela Keeling on 01708454040 or visit addup.co.uk

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