Drayton Street Fair raises £1000 for struggling children and young people
This year’s Drayton Street Fair was a huge success, raising £1000 for local Somerset children’s charity bibic and funds for many local worthwhile causes. Sunshine welcomed hundreds of eager visitors to enjoy the wonderful variety of stalls, produce and entertainment.
Langport based bibic, help children and young people struggling with disabilities or developmental difficulties. With or without a diagnosis, they provide life changing developmental therapy to help those experiencing problems with learning, speech and language, communication, physical movement or behaviour. Many children they help have conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down’s syndrome.
Michael Kennett who chairs the fair’s committee said,
“We’re delighted to support bibic this year, a local charity that provides a vital service to families and their children who are struggling with their condition. We know of children in the area who have benefited from their therapy and service. It’s great to help them with this donation.”
Currently, bibic is raising vital funds to develop a new telephone advice and support line; a service many parents and carers have said would be invaluable to them.
Molly Johnston, fundraiser at bibic said,
“It was lovely to be a part of the street fair and have the opportunity to chat to visitors. This donation will help us towards our goal of launching a new telephone line for parents and carers and will help us get there that bit quicker! Thank you to everybody who donated and to the street fair organisers for nominating us as their charity this year.”