Ely Watercolour Workshop collection jar donations raise £250 for Seb’s Legs

Ely Watercolour Workshop chairman David Dowling, treasurer Debbie Watts, exhibition co-ordinator Chr

Ely Watercolour Workshop chairman David Dowling, treasurer Debbie Watts, exhibition co-ordinator Chris Rule and Seb with his twin brother Sol and parents James and Lorna Brokenshire-Dyke - Credit: Archant

An Ely group has helped to raise £250 for a nationally supported charity.

Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke

Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke - Credit: Archant

Members of Ely Watercolour Workshop held a collection jar during their last exhibition at the Almonry Tea Rooms and Restaurant to boost funds for Seb’s Legs.

The charity was set up to allow two-year-old Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia at just 15-months-old, to have life-changing selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery - an operation which is not routinely available in the UK.

Chris Rule, exhibition co-ordinator, said: “We have a twice yearly exhibtion which is run in the tea shop and blue room, and because it is free we hold a collection jar for charity. This time around we picked Seb’s Legs as our chosen charity.”

Seb’s Legs has now raised more than £70,000 and the excess money will go to Tree of Hope, a charity which helps families in a similar situation.

Seb with his family

Seb with his family - Credit: Archant

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“I work with Seb’s father, James, and I’ve been involved with doing bits for the campaign throughout the year,” he said.

“I just wanted to do something to help the cause and the whole EWW group thought it was a great charity to choose.”

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Ely Watercolour Workshop’s autumn exhibition which will open at 10am each day will run from Saturday October 24 until Sunday November 1. The group have not yet chosen the charity that they will support this time around.

To donate to Seb’s Legs visit www.justgiving.com/SebsLegs/

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