Mum’s Zum­bat­hon to help autis­tic son

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Amum will be bring­ing the rhythms of Brazil to a vil­lage as part of a char­ity ‘Zum­bat­hon’ to raise funds for her autis­tic son.

He­len Dowle, 38, from Sha­dox­hurst, has or­gan­ised the event on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 at West­well Vil­lage Hall with spe­cial­ist in­struc­tor Natalie Bond.

She is rais­ing money for her nine-year-old son Sam, who at­tends the Wyvern School in Ash­ford, so he can get ther­apy vis­its at his home as part of the Sun­rise Pro­gramme.

Along with her hus­band Matt Dowle, she has set up a fundrais­ing web­site page and hopes to raise hun­dreds of pounds to help with Sam’s ther­apy.

They have cre­ated a spe­cial room at their home to help their son boost his so­cial skills and help him stay calm.

Mrs Dowle said: “It is go­ing bril­liantly, he has re­ally come out of his shell and has calmed down a lot when he is at home.

“He has been anx­ious, but now his per­son­al­ity is re­ally shin­ing through, de­spite his dif­fi­cul­ties.

“We are fundrais­ing for an out­reach worker to come to see him. For the Zum­bat­hon I hope up to 20 peo­ple will come along, the more the mer­rier re­ally.”

To take part in the Zum­bat­hon email math­elew@ hot­mail.com or call 07795 686872.

To do­nate to their page visit www.go­fundme.com/sam­sjour­ney-zum­bat­hon

Pic­ture: He­len Dowle

He­len Dowle is do­ing a char­ity Zum­bat­hon at West­well Vil­lage Hall to raise money for her autis­tic son, Sam

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