The Sutton branch of The National Autistic Society has launched a new scheme to benefit children with autism and their siblings.

Isabel Stirrat, fundraising officer and volunteer, was inspired to do something after learning that parents were struggling to find suitable activities for their children.

The Lego Club runs every month on a Sunday at the Untied Reformed Church in Wallington.

Ms Stirrat said: "Lego is perfect because it is structured, systematic and always predictable. Children were having a fantastic time, building together, chatting away and comparing models in the gallery.

"Parents got a chance to relax too by having a cup of tea and talking in a relaxed environment. This might not sound like a big deal but for parents of autistic children it's not something which happens often and having the support of people who have had similar experiences can make a real difference.”

One satisfied child who has joined the club commented: "I love Lego Club because I like to meet new people and I like to see that I'm not the only one with autism. I really like Lego because it can get your mind running and your imagination flowing.”

To book your child into the Lego Club you can email

Rachael Phillips, co-chair of the National Autistic Society's Sutton branch, said: "Having an autistic child can be a very isolating thing.

"In a time when parents of autistic children are facing more and more cuts in their support, we are really pleased to be launching our new monthly Lego Club.

"This will be a safe space for like-minded kids and their families to come together, do something that they love and build new friendships.”