Tuesday, 27 August 2013


On Saturday August 17th Matilda and her mum Joanne Bromley were in Long Eaton to pick up cheque for £655. Matilda has cerebral palsy and mum Joanne has been fundraising to raise enough money for her to visit the Bobath Centre in London for treatment.

From January until October 2012, Di and Matt at the Med Bar, Station Road, organized a number of fund raising events. The most successful was the bed push which raised £279. A bed on wheels was pushed around the town from pub to pub and a collection made. Di and Matt would like to thank the people of Long Eaton who donated with special thanks to Long Eaton Rugby Club on West Park, one of the places visited by the mobile bed. 

The Med Bar also held a Fancy Dress Theme evening on the last Saturday of each month and they would like to thank Graham Chambers who gave up his time to attend and take photographs. 

Having raised the £655 Di and Matt were looking for a good local cause when they read about Matilda in the Long Eaton Website Extra.

After the presentation Matildas mum Joanne told the Extra: 
We are overwhelmed by peoples generosity especially given the economic climate the country and local people find themselves in. We really cant thank people enough.

Joanne hopes that after Matilda's treatment at the Bobath Centre, which specialises in treating children with cerebral palsy, she can raise money for a private physiotherapist, hydrotherapy, and eventually to set up her own charity. She told the Extra: 
“I would like to set up a charity that looks after the parents of disabled children.”