Counselling centre praised

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A counselling service has been praised by a Sudbury man whose granddaughter benefited from its “incredible work”.

Stephen Preston, from Meadow View Road, was so impressed by the help the Kernos Centre provided to his nine-year-old granddaughter, Shayna, that he chose to thank the charity by way of some fundraising.

As he was retiring, Mr Preston decided to sell cream teas to his colleagues on his final day of work, raising £60.

Joy Ince, a counsellor at the centre in Friars Street, said: “Although my connection with Shayna was brief, it was a pleasure to experience her resourceful attitude and tenacity.

“She is a lovely young girl and has a great awareness of the needs of others.”

Mr Preston said he wanted to support the work that the centre, which was founded in 2002 and gives counselling to people with emotional and psychological difficulties, does with youngsters.

“The centre does incredible work and it was a great pleasure to be able to provide a contribution to making the service possible,” he said.

Chris Boatwright, clinical director at the Kernos Centre, said the donation demonstrated the “wonderful” support the charity received from the community.