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THERE was some good news for one charity when television anchorman Fred Dinenage popped in for a visit.

Chaos, which looks after young people with learning disabilities, hosted the Meridian news presenter for its Christmas party.

Fred Dinenage makes a christmas visit to The Chaos charity for disabled youngsters in Havant. (left to right), Lewis Jupe, Anna Chapman, and Hayley Stone. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133579-2)

Fred Dinenage makes a christmas visit to The Chaos charity for disabled youngsters in Havant. (left to right), Lewis Jupe, Anna Chapman, and Hayley Stone. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133579-2)

The charity, in Leigh Road, Havant, works to help young people and children with learning disabilities from across the south of England.

Through a mutual friend, founder of the group Anita Ufai, got in contact with Fred to ask him to visit and see what they do.

Anita said: ‘Fred seemed really eager to come along and we had a lovely day.

‘He was absolutely delightful from the moment he walked in the door and he was so charming.

‘It was a really good visit.’

Throughout the morning, Fred was given a tour of the centre and heard about how they started.

Anita added: ‘He seemed really interested in what we are doing here and he was so nice.

‘He met all the kids and staff and shook their hands and said hello.

‘Fred was really kind and said that if we need any help, we can just call on him and he will see what he can do.

‘He said the onus is on us now we have his details.’

As well as a visit from Fred, the centre has been busy with other Christmas events.

Anita said: ‘We try to give our young people experiences that really inspire them. We do a music therapy session once a week and they love it.

‘We thought it would be great fun to do a Christmas record.’

Relatives of the young people wrote the music and the lyrics and they spent a morning at the Charterhouse Studios, in Horndean, putting the brilliant record together.

Anita added: ‘They went in the studio, put the cans on, and had an amazing time.

‘They have all been a part of it and we are so proud of them.’

The single costs £5 and all proceeds will go to Creating Chaos.

To order your copy please contact anita@chaossupport.co.uk or call 07715 005554.