BARNSLEY Central MP Dan Jarvis has praised the importance of a local charity which provides therapy to the town’s youngsters.

Dan visited Equipt therapy services last Friday after hearing about their work across Barnsley.

The charity supports children and young people across the borough who have gone through trauma with various specialist therapies.

He said: “They are doing brilliant work to support young people through incredibly difficult times and go above and beyond for those who visit.

“They use a variety of therapies designed to target the needs of young people and I was incredibly impressed by their dedication to local people.

“Therapy plays an important role in the development of children and young people who have experienced trauma and, with their specialist therapies, Equipt are supporting families in our borough.

“They rely on fundraising and the kindness of local people to keep their doors open and I will be doing what I can to support them in their efforts.”