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VIDEO: New Campaign For Centre For Disabled Children

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7:02am 15th April 2014

The Cornish parents battling to build a centre for desperately ill children near Liskeard say this year is all or nothing.

Nigel and Julie Libby have already found the building for Ellie's Haven in Duloe - in memory of their own daughter.

They have got £100,000 from an anonymous donor - but have to match it or lose it.

£500,000 has already been raised during seven years worth of fundraising to buy the property in the Looe value.

The extra money is needed to renovate and equip it as a holiday home, suitable for the needs of disabled children and their families.

Among those who would use it are Lizzie Hornby from Hayle. She said: "Ellie's Haven means that we would manage to get a holiday as a family - and we haven't managed to do that for seven years."

Carolyn Schuloer has an autistic five year old. She said: "Somewhere where I can just relax, where the children have something to do - where they are free to play. Somewhere where I could just sit down and have a good old cry and a good old chat with somebody - while the children are safe."

Now TV presenter Richard Madeley is fronting a new video to help raise the final tranche of money. He said: "It's so important because it gives these extraordinary parents who, 24/7 are looking after their disabled children, just the notion of a respite - just the idea, the dream of a holiday. Someone to help them for once."

You can watch the new video here...

 

7:02am 15th April 2014

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