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Tory condidate David Warburton raises hydrotherapy unit funds

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

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DAVID Warburton, Frome's Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate, has helped raise £700 for Harry's Hydro hydrotherapy pool and sensory centre.

Mr Warburton hosted an event at Yarlington House in Wincanton to raise money for the centre, which is in the grounds of Critchill School in Frome.

He said: "I'm thrilled that so many people came to support our fundraising event for Harry's Hydro.

"The hydrotherapy pool and sensory centre needs thousands of pounds a year just to cover its basic running costs, so fundraising is essential to us keeping this vital resource.

"We're incredibly lucky to have this amazing facility in Somerset.

"Thanks to the hard work and determination of Harry's Hydro Appeal's founder Paula Fox, hundreds of local people can benefit from the work it does with disabled children and adults."

David Warburton is a strong supporter of Harry's Hydro. In April this year he brought Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, to visit the centre and in July he ran the Frome 10k in aid of the appeal.

Harry's Hydro, which is a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool for disabled people and those with profound sensory and learning difficulties, was founded by Paula Fox.

She launched the appeal following the death of her 13-month-old son Harry who suffered severe brain damage as a result of an infection caught shortly after he was born.

For more information visit www.harrys-hydro. org.

To donate, search for Harry's Hydro Appeal on www.justgiving.com or call the charity direct on 01373 474127.

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