MORE THAN £1,500 was raised for an autism charity when Rhythm Time groups took on a sponsored flying themed challenge as part of a Children’s Activities Week, writes Shivani Chaudhari.
In total 1,200 children from the Birmingham South and Worcestershire North sessions took part in the events.
The cash will fund assessments and practical support for children at the new Caudwell International Centre, the UK’s first independent centre dedicated to autism.
The activities ran from May 13 to 17 with a showcase event at the charity’s headquarters in Staffordshire, where there was a celebration of several different professional and educational activities throughout the day.
Activity leader Vicky Taramasco said: “We are proud to be a part of Children’s Activities Week and all of the children have had loads of fun joining in with our flying themed songs and activities.
“We are thrilled with the £1,500 raised by our children and know it will be spent wisely by Caldwell.”
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive of Caudwell Children, said they were honoured so many participants came together for the cause.
“Together, we are changing lives.”
The event also received support from TV stars Dick and Dom who attended the showcase.
They said: “We love taking parts in lots of the amazing kids’ clubs and classes
“We are honoured to be a part of such a wonderful celebration and a worthwhile cause.
“We encourage as many kids, parents and children’s activities leaders as possible to get in involved too.”
Anyone wishing to find more about Rhythm Time or joining classes around Bromsgrove, Redditch, South Birmingham and Worcester should email Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0121 447 7632.
Visit www.caudwellchildren.com/caw2019 for more information about Children’s Activities Week or Caudwell Children.