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Fun and laughter for charity's birthday

PUBLISHED: 13:53 01 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 14 July 2010

Children celebrate the Afasic charity birthday party.

Children celebrate the Afasic charity birthday party.

Fun and laughter helped a children's party go with a swing on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of UK charity Afasic.

The charity has helped and supported thousands of children with speech, language and communication impairments.

Fun and laughter helped a children's party go with a swing on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of UK charity Afasic.

The charity has helped and supported thousands of children with speech, language and communication impairments.

And it has been a lifeline for organiser Amy Wood, of Wymondham, whose nine-year-old daughter Ella suffers from oral dyspraxia.

Afasic groups were encouraged to hold parties across the country to mark the special occasion, so young people who are affected could get together and have a good time - and help raise awareness of the effects that disabilities like this can have.

Mrs Wood said Amy got very frustrated at times and was not like other girls. But there were no support groups locally where she could meet other youngsters with similar problems.

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