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Singer to visit Harpenden science class as part of autism charity campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:42 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:46 14 May 2019

Michelle Heaton, who will be visiting Mini Professors in Harpenden, at Caudwell Children's Annual Butterfly Ball. Picture: Justin Goff

Michelle Heaton, who will be visiting Mini Professors in Harpenden, at Caudwell Children's Annual Butterfly Ball. Picture: Justin Goff

Justin Goff

Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton is visiting a science class in Harpenden as part of a national campaign to support autistic children.

The singer, actress and TV personality is attending the 'Mini Professors' class at the Harpenden Trust Centre in Southdown Road on Friday (May 17) to help celebrate Children's Activities Week.

During the campaign, children from around the UK raise money and awareness in support of autistic children through the charity Caudwell Children.

Michelle, who once starred in the Sky TV science show Brainiac, said: "As a mum to two wonderful children (Faith, seven, and Aaron, four) we have taken them to lots of different classes and I must say I'm really excited to give Mini Professors a try.

"I love seeing children's imagination running wild, watching them soak up new things gives me a real boost of motivation.

"I've been a passionate supporter of Caudwell Children for over a decade and I'm thrilled to be supporting the Children's Activities Week campaign which promises to help lots of autistic children all over the UK. So when the team asked me to go along to Mini Professors I jumped at the chance!"

The money raised from the week will fund assessment and practical support for children at the new Caudwell International Children's Centre, the UK's first independent purpose-built centre dedicated to autism.

Mini Professors co-founder Emily Whyte said: "We are proud to be a regular supporter of Children's Activities Week and are really excited to welcome Michelle to one of our fun-filled nationwide classes to help raise the money and awareness needed to support autistic children.

"Our sessions are designed to inspire a passionate love of learning from a young age and science itself also supports the development of fine and gross motor skills, socialisation, sharing, taking turns, confidence and asking questions."

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