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Magical day of fun for disabled children

PUBLISHED: 16:04 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 10:46 12 August 2010

CHILDREN with illness or disabilities took part in a day of arts, crafts, magic and entertainment organised by a charity that gives respite to families.

CHILDREN with illness or disabilities took part in a day of arts, crafts, magic and entertainment organised by a charity that gives respite to families.

The Maypole Project in Orpington held a respite day for 20 children with medical needs and their siblings giving their parents some free time.

Activities included face-painting and a bouncy castle at the centre in Orpington High Street last Thursday.

Sally Flatteau Taylor, chief executive of The Maypole Project said: "Life for children who have chronic illnesses and disabilities can be very intense, so opportunities to have fun, with laughter, is really important to them and their families."

Pel, mother of Alexandria and Leyla said: "My children have received emotional support from the project for the past few years. They look forward to being part of their wonderful respite days where children play in an inclusive environment and are not segregated from their family members."

For more information, go to www.themaypoleproject.co.uk or call 01689 898910.

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