Charity for Hoppers Come Dancing

Date: 18 March 2012

The club are pleased to announce that money raised from the forthcoming ‘Hoppers Come Dancing’ night will be donated to Maplewood House.

Maplewood House is a ten-bedded respite unit for children with physical and learning disabilities. It provides short breaks away from home for the children and young people so that their families can have a regular, reliable, overnight breaks from caring and the children and young people can spend time with their peers outside the home in a safe environment.

It’s a much needed source of respite for parents and the centre benefits from charitable donations, which in the past have been used to build a sensory room and garden. It has also used donations to upgrade and improve its facilities and purchase specialist equipment for the children.

The latest project Maplewood House is looking to complete is a new sensory and activity playground. Any funds raised will go toward the build of this important facility.

Laurence Gregory, who has Fragile X syndrome and autism, is son to Mike and brother to Oliver Gregory who play for the club in 6th XV and U13 XV respectively. Maplewood House enables Laurence to have additional specialist care and give the family important respite breaks.  Not only will Laurence benefit from any money raised but so too will all the children and their families who have access to Maplewood.

In addition to the money raised on Saturday, club committee member John Chesworth will also be raising funds for Maplewood House by completing an ironman triathlon later this year.

The club are pleased to be able to support a cause which helps a family who are very much involved down at Hoppers.

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