HRH surprise visit to Dawlish
PUBLISHED: 10:35 22 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:52 20 February 2013
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.