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Summer fete raises £2,000 for Pigs4Kids campaign to support Swiss Cottage school

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 July 2013

Supporters run the cake stall at the Swiss Cottage School and Development and Research Centre summer fete. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Supporters run the cake stall at the Swiss Cottage School and Development and Research Centre summer fete. Picture: Nigel Sutton

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A summer fete in Swiss Cottage raised around £2,000 to support a school for children with special needs.

Children from the Swiss Cottage School and Development and Research Centre in Avenue Road made food for the fete’s stalls, including the strawberries and cream.

Parents and teachers put on the fete at the school on Saturday in support of the Ham&High’s Pigs4Kids campaign, which aims to raise £60,000 for research and teacher training at the school.

A Camden-based band of autistic teenagers, their parents and carers performed at the fair following a recent Spanish tour. It was a return visit for band member Jack Beavan-Duggan, 18, of The AutistiX, who used to attend the school.

Principal Kay Bedford, OBE, said: “It is really important to support the research and development because we want to have after-school provision so the kids can have the same opportunities as the mainstream children.

“The barbecue was very hot in this weather but the day had a lovely feel and we were delighted to have The AutistiX there.”

The school supports children with severe and moderate learning difficulties including autism, dyspraxia, epilepsy and behavioural problems.

Ther centre’s research improves the quality of teaching at the school by coming up with outstanding approaches to special needs education.

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