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11/09-09   -   Press releases

Deer oh deer

Bridgwater based charity Brainwave, which provides home based therapy programmes for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions such as development delay, has had a deer disaster. A stone standing deer in their garden has been vandalised.

Staff came in to find the deer broken and lying on its side. As it was a safety hazard, the legs had to be dug out and the area taped off.

Christine Cryne, Brainwave’s Chief Executive Officer, said “It was such a shame. Younger children really liked to sit on the deer; it was a much loved feature of our garden. It might have been a deer but it looked as if an elephant had sat on it".

If anyone thinks they can help with a replacement for the remaining motherless fawn, they should contact Alexis Hawkes at the Brainwave Centre: 01278 726923.

Further press information: Jane Adkins, Tel: 01935 813114 or email:

Editor’s notes

1. Brainwave works with families to deliver individual home based therapy and exercise programmes that help children with disabilities and developmental delay to achieve their potential.
2. Places on the programme are available for children at the South West Centre. For more information see ; email: or phone: 01278 429089
3. By working with parents, giving them relevant therapy equipment and showing them correct handling skills, they are empowered to actively participate in their child’s development.
4. Around 27,000 children are born or will develop some level of disability each year. This includes 1800 children with Cerebral Palsy and 900 babies with Downs Syndrome. The charity is dependent upon donations to carry out its work; it costs only £3,500 to unlock a child’s potential. If you think you can contribute towards giving hope to families visit to see how you can help.
5. See the charity’s video at
6. Brainwave relies on volunteer donations and receives no funding from government.

Press information and images from Jane Adkins, Tel 01935 813114 or email: or visit:

Alexis Hawkes at the Brainwave Centre: 01278 726923

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Huntworth Gate, Bridgewater
Somerset, TA6 6LQ, England

  01935 813114

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