Sir Bobby Charlton is Number One!

National charity Brainwave, which provides home based therapy programmes for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions such as development delay, is running its very first National Raffle this summer and football legend Sir Bobby Charlton was first in the queue to buy a ticket.

National charity Brainwave, which provides home based therapy programmes for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions such as development delay, is running its very first National Raffle this summer and football legend Sir Bobby Charlton was first in the queue to buy a ticket. Sir Bobby made his league debut for Manchester United in 1956 against Charlton at Old Trafford. He went on to play a starring role in Alf Ramsey’s side that won the 1966 World Cup, scoring twice in the semi-final win over Portugal. Charlton went on to win 106 caps – three as captain - and is still England’s record goal scorer with 49 goals. In June 1984 Charlton became a director of Manchester United, a position he still holds today. Already awarded the OBE and CBE, he became Sir Bobby Charlton in June 1994. Christine Cryne, Brainwave’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Charity hopes to raise up to £20,000, which will be used towards items such heating, lighting and rates. These are traditionally areas which we struggle to raise money for from elsewhere. We are very grateful to Sir Bobby for helping us on the road to raise these much needed funds”. 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. Places on the programme are available for children at the South West Centre. For more information see www.brainwave.org.uk ; email: enquiries@brainwave.org.uk or tel: 01278 429089 Contact: Christine Cryne: 07970 096366 Press information: Jane Adkins, Tel : 01935 813114 or email: jane@aheadforpr.co.uk Editor’s notes 1. Brainwave’s team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists development therapists and teachers seek to transform the lives of children with disabilities. 2. By working with parents, giving them relevant therapy equipment and teaching them correct handling skills, they are empowered to actively participate in their child’s development. 3. See the charity’s video at http://uk.youtube.com/BrainwaveCentre. 4. Brainwave uses mainstream neuroplasticity techniques in its programmes. Its Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are NHS trained.

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