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Essex children's centre welcomes patron Olly Murs back to this home town

Celebrity singer Olly Murs has been back in his home town of Witham in Essex this week.

He was visiting the charity Brainwave, which helps children with development problems.

He spent time chatting with the families, and was given a rather unusual thank you gift from staff.

Tanya Mercer reports.

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Pop star patron Olly Murs visits children's centre

Olly Murs visits the Brainwave children's centre in Witham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Pop star Olly Murs has spent the morning at a children's centre in Essex to see the good work being done in his home town.

The former X Factor contestant is a patron of the Brainwave charity.

Today, he visited its Children's Therapy Centre based in Witham to meet some of the children and their families who use it.

Brainwave offers therapy to children with disabilities and additional needs.

Olly Murs visits the Brainwave children's centre in Witham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
Olly Murs visits the Brainwave children's centre in Witham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Olly Murs to play Peterborough

Olly Murs to play Peterborough Credit: Press Association

Olly Murs is set to play an outdoor concert in Peterborough this summer. He'll perform at the Embankment on Sunday 2 June.

Since becoming runner-up in the 2009 series of the ITV show The X-Factor the singer-songwriter from Essex has seen his debut album reach number 2 in the UK Album chart.

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