A LEADING aerospace and defence company is helping Helensburgh parents and volunteers to reach out to young people with autism.

Helensburgh and Lomond Autism, a local parent led and volunteer run charity helping local people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, has the support of defence giants Babcock to launch a project to distribute sensory bags to its members.

The bags are full of textured toys that will stimulate the senses of the young people playing with them.

Kenny Douglas, managing director for Babcock at HMNB Clyde, said: “I’m delighted that our community group has been able to support such a worthwhile project, which I hope will be of great benefit to young people with autism in the local area.”

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Aileen Goodfellow Crichton, chairperson of the Helensburgh and Lomond Autism Group, added: “I would like to express our gratitude to the Community Investment Group for the donation towards providing sensory bags for our members.

“The bags are a wonderful collaboration of local organisations from the community coming together and producing fabulous results.

“We have already had fabulous feedback from members about the bags and how they are helping out members tremendously.”

For more information about the work of Helensburgh and Lomond Autism, visit helensburghandlomondautism.co.uk.

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