Muswell Hill cerebral palsy charity raises £60,000 at Shakespeare’s Globe
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200 guests attended the Wizard of Oz-themed dinner, hosted by comedian Tim Vine.
The evening raised funds for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy’s milkshake tree appeal for a new building and facilities for children and their families.
The fundraising drive is called the “milkshake appeal” because one of the girls said she would like a milkshake tree when asked what she wanted for the new building.
The funds will go towards setting up a parents’ information hub at the extended centre in Coppetts Road.
It will be a welcoming space for parents and carers, where they can access information about a range of services including education, health and social care, as well as meet each other and exchange ideas and information.
CEO Jo Honigmann said: “We are delighted at the fantastic support shown tonight.
“It is a stark reality that, despite technological advances and refined anti-discrimination legislation, life for many disabled children and their families remains an uphill battle.
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“Parents and their children can be isolated and may not know where to go for help or advice.
“That’s why we want to create a bespoke parents’ information hub as a key part of our new centre.”
Money raised through the milkshake tree appeal will also go towards a hydrotherapy pool, classroom and therapy spaces, an accessible kitchen, a sensory garden and an accessible playground.