Legacy from photographer will help Muswell Hill cerebral palsy centre

A well-loved photographer around Hornsey has left an astonishingly generous legacy donation for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Muswell Hill.

Robin Humphreys, who died at 64 from cancer in the spine, had fundraised for the cerebral palsy centre all his adult life.

The self-taught photographer would take thousands of photographs for the charity, capturing their Christmas parties and fundraising events.

His brother, Ron Humphreys, who bequeathed the legacy, believes that his brother’s affiliation with the charity stemmed from his experiences of being unwell in childhood.

As a young child, Robin suffered from polio, a disease which left him with weak legs.

Ron described how his brother had a “real connection” and special sympathy for cerebral palsy sufferers, who have neurological conditions affecting movement and coordination.

According to Ron, who grew up with his brother in a house in Lothiar Road in Haringey, every pub in Hornsey, Haringey and Wood Green would collect for the cerebral palsy centre in the 1980s.

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“I’m delighted that the money is going to them; they’re a very good cause,” said Ron.

“They were over the moon.”

The cerebral palsy centre is currently running an ambitious £2.7m fundraising campaign to build a new centre and school, with services for adults who have Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

To support the centre: cplondon.org.uk/support-us/