Kacey Ainsworth becomes ADD-vance Ambassador

Kacey (probably best known for playing ‘Little Mo’ in Eastenders) is ADD-vance Ambassador!

Kacey Ainsworth is an actress, mother and campaigner. She lives in Hertfordshire with her partner and two children.

Kacey, who is currently seen alongside Robson Green and James Norton on ITV’s Grantchester, trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked extensively in theatre, television, film and radio, and is probably best known for playing ‘Little Mo’ in the BBC drama Eastenders, a role which won her several national awards. She left Eastenders in 2008 to spend more time raising her family.

On joining Hertfordshire-based ADD-vance as its first Ambassador, Kacey said:

“Like most parents who find they have a non-typical thinker for a child, I did not know which way to turn. It was enough trying to balance work and family life, when into the mêlée came my child’s diagnosis.

Information was sketchy, and most of all I needed a place to start. This is why charities like ADD-vance, whose parents’ course was my first step, are vital. ADD-vance provides support, training and information to families just like my own, when things are hardest.

I was delighted when I was later asked if I would like to be an Ambassador for ADD-vance. I honestly don’t think I would have had the courage to accept this kind of role in any charity in the past, but after my child’s diagnosis I have a different attitude: in for a penny, in for a pound. Everything about Autism, ADHD and related conditions has been new to me and if I can get involved locally to help other families in my position by raising awareness and funds for this relatively young charity, then I’m in.

“The best quote about the ADD-vance community comes from one of our members, who describes the way parents seek support through our Facebook site: “It’s like Netmums, only more desperate.” My mission is, in some way, to help to raise funds so we can all feel a little less desperate, providing even more support for each other and our families.

Anne Ross, Founder of ADD-vance, said:

“I am thrilled that Kacey has agreed to be our new and first Ambassador. Her involvement will help us raise awareness of ADHD and Autism and much needed funds so that we can support even more families of children affected by these conditions”

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