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