Brodie's, the East London brewery, brewed up a Brainwave! Brother and sister,
Jamie and Liz Brodie decided to lend a hand by brewing a beer and give all the
profits to children's charity, Brainwave.
The golden beer, named after the Charity, was only 3.1% alcohol content and
proved so popular that it raised £1,100 for Brainwave.
Brainwave, established in 1982, works with families to deliver individual, home
based therapy and exercises for children with disabilities and Development Delay
to reach their full potential. This can be anything from walking to recognising
numbers. The charity looks after a whole range of children with conditions
including Cerebral Palsy, Down's syndrome and Autism. Families from all over
London visit its Centre in Witham, Essex, about 50 minutes out of Liverpool
At the Cross Keys in Endell Street in London's West End, the Brodies handed over
the very welcome cheque. Christine Cryne, Brainwave's Chief Executive Officer,
said "Enquiries to Brainwave about our services have been growing at 30% a year
and we have almost doubled the number of families on our Programmes in five
years. We receive no funding from Government and so donations like this are
invaluable to us. And could there be a better way to raise money for charity
than by drinking beer? We are very grateful to everyone who helped us out by
buying a pint".