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Worcester Students 'Tenners for Charity' Benefits Disabled in Vallarta

Sarah Taylor - Worcester News
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November 3, 2014

Edwin Rodriguez and Laura Brown (back row left to right) and Dines Green pupils, Amelia, Grace, Charlotte and Imogen.

Children from Dines Green Primary School turned a tenner into tons of money to help fund services and therapy for disabled people living in the poorest areas of Mexico.

The students were given the charity challenge to turn £10 into more.

Each class was given £10 and challenged to make money for not-for-profit charity Therapies Unite.

Laura Brown, a Midlands based NHS physiotherapist, has been carrying out voluntary work in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the last four years, and set up Therapies Unite.

The charity partnered with MeDiCT a UK based Charity and together these charities dedicate time and effort to improve the lives of children and adults with learning and physical disabilities in Mexico.

Pupils at the school came up with a variety of ways to make more money using their creative skills with loom band stalls and selling cakes and newspapers they'd made, raising an incredible £457. The challenge was designed to promote enterprise within the school which has also been learning all about Mexico and its culture.

The money will be dedicated to one of the charity projects, Catrin's Penguins, sessions where children and adults with all kinds of disabilities can experience the feeling of movement and freedom in the water and learn to control their bodies and swim.

For more information visit Therapies Unite or MeDiCT.

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