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HRH surprise visit to Dawlish

PUBLISHED: 10:35 22 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:52 20 February 2013

Volunteer, Pauline Isaac; Shop Supervisor, Amanda Sainsbury; and HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Volunteer, Pauline Isaac; Shop Supervisor, Amanda Sainsbury; and HRH The Countess of Wessex.

HRH The Countess of Wessex made a surprise visit to Brainwave's new charity shop in Dawlish recently.

The Countess, who is the President of the childrens charity Brainwave, stopped in between her other duties to say hello to staff, volunteers and shoppers, bringing smiles all round and causing some jaws to drop at this unexpected visitor.


Brainwave was established in 1982 in Bridgwater and works with families to deliver individual, home based therapy and exercises for children with disabilities and Development Delay to reach their full potential. This can be anything from walking to recognising numbers. The Charity looks after a whole range of children with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Downs syndrome and Autism.


The shop in Dawlish opened in August this year and is now one of twenty shops run by Brainwave in the South West.


Christine Cryne, Brainwaves Chief Executive Officer, said: Our team were surprised and delighted to see The Countess. It was a really motivating experience for them and made them feel really special.


Places on the programme are available for children at all three Centres. For more information see www.brainwave.org.ukemail enquiries@brainwave.org.uk or call 01278 429089.


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