Odette Graham, 22 months, from Allerton, Liverpool, who has Down Syndrome and Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy has attended Rainbow Hub since October 2021. Rainbow Hub is the Mawdesley based charity that supports children and young people from across the Northwest who have physical and neurological disabilities.
Odette’s mother, Clare, is Principal of the Extreme Dance Company in Aigburth, Liverpool which holds an annual dance show and, this year, she generously chose to hold the event in aid of Rainbow Hub.
The show involved 165 pupils between 3 and 18 years and included Odette’s sister, Beatrix (6).
Performed twice earlier in July at The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn to an audience of 350 family and friends, the show included a special dance dedicated to Odette and a raffle which raised £747 for Rainbow Hub.
Clare Graham, said, “the annual show is always a highlight of the year; the children were fantastic and the dance for Odette was extremely emotional. We are delighted to be able to help Rainbow Hub who provide such an amazing service for Odette and many other children like her.”
Odette is a happy and sociable little girl who loves music, dance and hugs and has recently been signed by the Zebedee Talent Agency who represent children with disabilities for modelling work.
Kat Nelson, Head of Fundraising, Rainbow Hub, said, “we cannot thank Clare and everyone at the Extreme Dance Company who made this possible enough. We are over the moon to receive such a wonderful amount to help us to continue to provide our specialist services for Odette and all our beautiful children.”
Note: The amount increased to £747 after the photo with Odette was taken.
A video of the show is being produced, so stay tuned to our Social Media channels for more on that when it is available.