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Downham Market Town Council backs dyspraxia club

Downham Market Santa Run cheque handover to the Dyspraxia Foundation West Norfolk for �545
left to right front Cllr Charlie Pyatt (who organized it), Sam Dann (Treasurer), Julie Doughty
left to right back Clive Dann, David Parkin, Kamin Parkin and Andrew Doughty

Downham Market Santa Run cheque handover to the Dyspraxia Foundation West Norfolk for �545 left to right front Cllr Charlie Pyatt (who organized it), Sam Dann (Treasurer), Julie Doughty left to right back Clive Dann, David Parkin, Kamin Parkin and Andrew Doughty

A club which is a lifeline for children with dyspraxia and their families was given a boost by Downham Town Council last week.

Committee members of West Norfolk Dyspraxia Foundation were presented with £545 in Downham Town Hall on Friday last week during the Mayor’s at Home.

Mayor David Sharman welcomed 150 people to the town hall for the annual event before presenting the cheque with Charlie Pyatt to the committee.

The foundation provides an important lifeline for children with dyspraxia and their families.

Dyspraxia is a form of development co-ordination disorder which affects fine or gross motor co-ordination.

This group relies on donations to run its weekly sessions in North Lynn Discovery Centre for an estimated 50 children with dyspraxia and their siblings after losing funding two years ago.

The club runs craft sessions along with inviting guest speakers to demonstrate karate or speed stacking.

Committee member Kamin Parkin, of Downham, said the group also provides help and advice for parents.

She said: “Donations like this mean to us as we would not be able to run the group without them.”

Mr Sharman to support the charity with the proceeds of the Santa run at Christmas.

He said: “It was a fantastic evening with a really good turn-out.”

For more information on the foundation contact 07881 756767

 

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