Suffolk set to welcome Dame Vera Lynn

Second World War forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn is due in Suffolk today to open a school for parents of children with cerebral palsy.

As president of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy, based in Sussex, Dame Vera and her board of trustees are taking the current Suffolk School for Parents under their umbrella to become part of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust (DVLT) family.

The school will continue to provide a specialist service and teach daily living skills for families of young children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

The team at the school work together with parents to help their child become an active learner through the use of activities, games, songs and stories.

Executive manager of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust, Steven Lane, said: “When we were approached by the Suffolk School for Parents to combine our services we instantly decided that we wanted to be involved.

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“As an independent charity we receive no statutory funding, therefore we rely on the support from generous donations and our fundraising work.

“Now we have a new School for Parents project in Sproughton, Dame Vera, the trustees and our staff are confident that we can work together to expand and develop the vital work provided to children and their parents in Suffolk.”

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