TV comedian, James Acaster helped us raise £4,650 in support of our early therapy scheme for children at risk of cerebral palsy.
Acaster performed a 90-minute sold out show at Jackson’s Lane Theatre in north London to an audience of fans familiar with his work and those seeing him for the first time. Christina Owen, whose son, Huxley is treated at the Centre, closed the first half with a heartfelt and moving insight into raising a child with CP and encouraged the audience to support the charity.
The Bobath early intervention scheme provides free, specialist physio, occupational and speech and language therapy for at-risk infants up to 18 months old. In these early months the infant brain is developing rapidly and can be influenced by external stimuli, such as physiotherapy. However, it often takes time for a diagnosis to be confirmed and for local therapy services to be organised. The scheme provides immediate support at a critical time in children’s lives.
Organiser, Kevin Gillespie said “It was a wonderful night and James was on top form. We are grateful to our sponsors, Irwin Mitchell and Slater and Gordon who got behind the event and the businesses who contributed to the programme. Most of all we would like to thank James for giving his time and talent to help our cause.
Guests received a souvenir programme and signed poster and showed their generosity by donating over a thousand pounds through an exit collection and mobile text giving.
If you would like a signed poster, we have a few left in return for a donation, please email us.