Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Brodie's lend a hand!

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".