Thursday, 19 October 2017

TV presenter entertains disabled children

Children’s television presenter Dave Benson-Phillips was the special guest at an event which raised £258 for the Chiltern Centre for

Children’s television presenter Dave Benson-Phillips was the special guest at an event which raised £258 for the Chiltern Centre for the Disabled Children in Henley.

More than 100 people attended the event at Benson Parish Hall which was organised by Julie Hinton, who runs The Music Club for disabled children, last Sunday (March 3).

Benson Phillips entertained the children with nursery rhymes, singing and comedy during the fund-raising show.

He has attended sessions for The Music Club, based in Crowmarsh Gifford, on several occasions but he took part in this event as part of his “Mad March” offer, where he attends shows for a fraction of his usual hire fee.

He said: “A lot of the adults can’t always get to the club for work or other things so it was nice to get everyone here for the weekend.

“It was a lovely show and everyone had a great time. It’s about going out and entertaining people.

“A lot of these people I know from the music club but I haven’t seen them all together at the same time so it’s been the most amazing day.”

Miss Hinton, who lives in Chazey Heath, decided to organise the event in aid of the Chiltern Centre because her daughter, Amy, 15, is a regular visitor.

She said: “I booked Dave Benson Phillips because the offer was so cheap. I didn’t know what I planned to do with him but as Amy uses the centre it seemed like the obvious idea. A lot of people turned up and supported us so we had a fabulous time.”

For more information about The Music Club visit www.music4disabledchildren.org.uk

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