More than 100 people met in Prestatyn for the launch of Denbighshire’s first programme for both parents and children living with autism.

Creatasmile Cymru was welcomed to by cllr Gerry Frobisher, Mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden, and his daughter Charlotte, the Mayor Consort for the charity’s first monthly, whole family fun session at the Prestatyn Leisure Centre.

Sharon Lee Bateman, co-founder of Creatasmile said: “We are delighted to have been able to bring our service into Prestatyn and would like to say a big thank you to all that attended and to Prestatyn Leisure Centre for their support.

“The event saw more than 100 people come along and the feedback has been amazing. It shows much the service is needed in the area.”

The volunteer led event allows parents and children with autism and additional requirements to meet, seek advice and training, and find information on other services.

Creatasmile Cymru runs similar programmes in Beaumaris, Llanrwst, Llandudno, Towyn and Kinmel Bay, Llangollen and Wrexham for 1,200 families across North Wales, and will join the town's Popin center’s parental meetings in Prestatyn in support for families.

The Mayor and Consort joined the families in the main hall, on the climbing wall and in the arts and craft room to test the fun activities and equipment provided by the charity.

Creatasmile will meet every month at the Leisure Centre on first Saturday of every month from 10am until 12pm, adding a bouncy castle from March.