Lone mum in cash hope for charity
PUBLISHED: 11:04 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 17 April 2013
A charity single-handedly founded by a Brixington mum for children with special educational needs, has a fundraiser in the Manor Gardens on April 27.
Exmouth SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) was set up by Deborah Fox, of Vansittart Drive.
The charity was set up to help children like her son Daniel, who suffers with a number of developmental problems including dyspraxia and Asperger’s syndrome.
The ‘We SEND Family Fun’ event will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10am till 4pm.
On offer will be live family and children’s entertainment, a bouncy castle, face painting, with local schools singing together.
There will be displays by Exeter City Football in the Community, Exmouth ABC Boxing Club, the Free Style Fever Dance group with live links to Bay FM during the day.
The event, sponsored by B&Q, and Ford Vospers, includes a raffle and you can receive free tickets when you purchase goods from the following shops in the town.
If you would like a stall, volunteer on the day or donate to the raffle please call 07731 773809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our community Facebook page for the group’s activities and events.
She said: “The event is to raise awareness of special educational needs and disabilities helping provide for our voluntary drop in support group that is helping families with children that have additional needs.
“Due to increasing demand we are now opening a voluntary evening support group, making it easier for parents that work and young people to attend and receive support.
“We also provide sports and social activities.”
Drop-in groups are at The Children’s Centre, Egremont Road, behind Exeter Road Primary School, Exmouth, term time only, every Wednesday, 7.30pm till 9pm, and every Friday, 1pm till 3pm.