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Liz Makes Hurl-Wind Visit to Swindon
Film star Liz Hurley visited The Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon on Thursday to launch a new respite care facility for families with disabled children.
The brand new respite care facility is the first of its kind in the country and will provide flexible and immediate care for children and adults with disabilities and additional needs.
Inside the centre children will find a variety of fun activities at the new centre, with a soft-play area, sensory rooms and chill-out zone.
The centre has its own dedicated wet room and changing facility as well as a charity shop, with all proceeds invested in providing the highest quality care.
"This is an exciting innovation and a new concept of care" said Clarissa Mitchell, founder trustee of Hop Skip and Jump. "We look forward to providing high quality support for the disabled in a high-profile town centre location. The Brunel Centre have responded marvellously to our vision for the future and we look forward to welcoming families from Swindon, Wiltshire and the surrounding counties, who can enjoy everything the shopping centre has to offer."
Liz Hurley, charity patron added: "I've been involved with the Hop Skip Jump foundation for a number of years now and what I've learned from the fabulous ladies who run the foundation is that when you have a child with disabilities it's not only the child who needs some help and assistance, but the families who look after them too.
The Hop Skip and jump centres are all about respite for families to give them a chance to regroup and take a little time for themselves like shopping or cleaning.
Along side Samantha Cameron I've been helping the charity to raise money to finance these Care in the High Street centres, this is the very first one - it's a pioneering scheme and I'm very excited".