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Bexley's autistic children visit Colchester zoo

PUBLISHED: 15:53 06 September 2011 | UPDATED: 16:01 06 September 2011

Families said they would not have gone on the trip without the support of the group

Families said they would not have gone on the trip without the support of the group

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More than 150 members of the Bexley National Autistic Society enjoyed a trip to the zoo after being given more than £2,000 by a charity.

More than 150 members of the Bexley National Autistic Society enjoyed a trip to the zoo after being given more than £2,000 by a charity.

The group received £2,070 from Help a London Child and used approximately £500 from their own resources to make the trip to Colchester Zoo.

It enabled Bexley NAS to take 42 families who have a child on the autistic spectrum on the trip on August 25.

A spokesman for the society said: “It was a truly amazing day and feedback from parents and children was very enthusiastic regarding both the quality of the zoo and the opportunity to visit with a supportive group. Many would not have attempted the visit on their own and wished the day could have been longer.”

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