THE Andover branch of a national autism charity was handed a funding boost by Ocado earlier this month.

NAS Andover, a branch of the National Autism Society, welcomed representatives from the online supermarket on Friday, May 3, for the presentation of a cheque for £1,003.50.

Kim Lund, HR manager at Ocado, contacted NAS Andover group leader, Linda Farr, to offer the donation, in a bid to help the group provide activities or days out during the summer holidays for children on the autism spectrum.

Linda added: “I would like to thank Kim for contacting me and for their generosity. Even after the fire [at the Ocado warehouse] they’re still thinking of others out there and supporting charities out there.”

NAS Andover currently runs a coffee morning at the Anton Arms one Wednesday each month. Specific dates are shared on the group’s Facebook page.

“It’s for anyone that’s on the autistic spectrum. Carers, parents, adults – anyone.

Linda said: “We have a get-together and quite often we have speakers in as well. We do our best to support people out there who are struggling.”

For more information search for ‘NAS Andover group’ on Facebook.