A Swingtime Sensation
Our Swingtime Ball held on Saturday 1st March at the very prestigious Grand Hotel in Brighton proved an event not to be missed. Guests arrived to a drinks reception following by a three-course dinner and were then treated to an evening of some truly wonderful entertainment. Thanks go to all our performers; Swingtime Sweethearts, Lindy Hoppers, West End Kids, The Regular Joes and Siobhan Regan and Barry Randall.
There are so many people to thank, our host Tony Marks from Juice 107.2, Magician David Stewart, Auctioneer Will Rowsell, Bid-Tech, Reveries, Grand Hotel and all our guests who supported us. A special thank you to our Sponsors, HSBC Bank, Royal and Sun Alliance and Pennington Manches also Gill Pike Florist and everyone who donated prizes for our raffle, live auction and silent auction.
To ensure you don't miss out next year, why not register your interest with the Dame Vera Lynn Trust so you too can experience a unique evening to remember. Simply contact Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01403 780444 and we will ensure you are included in all our forthcoming fun, fantastic events.
Here are just a few of the pictures from the evening:
Welcome to the Dame Vera Lynn Trust
The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy provides a specialist service for families of young children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. Parents and children learn daily living skills together at our School for Parents using the principles of Conductive Education. We support families with babies and children under five years of age.
We currently have over 80 families attending our School for Parents in West Sussex and East Anglia. Families travel from Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, Berkshire, Suffolk and the London Boroughs.
A highly skilled and professional team helps parents to recognise a child's unique qualities and achievements. Everyday is an exciting experience and parents can talk openly to each other about their child's activities, sharing an understanding of each other's situation.
The emphasis on School for Parents is to provide strong practical support for all parents who have children with special needs within a mutually sympathetic and encouraging environment.
All the services we offer are provided free of charge. We receive no statutory funding and rely entirely on the support of the community to raise the £650,000 needed this year to ensure that this vital and much needed service can continue.
A message from our President, Dame Vera Lynn:
"My role as President of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy is hugely important to me.
For a family to be suddenly and unexpectedly faced with the news that their child is affected by cerebral palsy is a life-altering experience. The special attention that their child will need in his or her early years is woefully lacking in the public sector. Early intervention is crucial.
The free-to-all service that we supply at our School for Parents is a lifeline to our families and is probably the first such specialist support that they will receive. Our Trust will support them through the early years and help to ensure that their child achieves their maximum potential and becomes a more integrated member of society"
An Introduction to the School for Parents
Please click on the photo oppostite for an Introduction to the School for Parents. The Video shows Dame Vera Lynn at the School For Parents in West Sussex.