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Cambridge Bands Raise Funds for Down's Syndrome Babies and Toddlers

Motor Tapes and The British IBM raise over £500 for the Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group


Motor Tapes in aid of DS Baby and Toddler Group

Two home-grown Cambridge bands, Motor Tapes and The British IBM, performed at The Corner House Pub on Newmarket Road on Saturday 12th May 2012.

The pub was packed out and the bands, giving of their time for free, raised over 500 for Cambridgeshire Mencap's Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group. Lee Tomkies, bass guitarist with Motor Tapes, got involved in fundraising for the Cambridge Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group because one of his close friends has a son with Down's Syndrome. The Motor Tapes band members come from the Mill Road end of Cambridge and their music has grown organically out of raw talent. These boys are certainly worth watching.

Motor Tapes will be performing next on Saturday 16th June at 3.45pm in the Cambridge Entertainment Extravaganza Marquee at the Town and Country Show on Parkers Piece.

Cambridgeshire Mencap spokesperson, Emma Holbrook, described how the Cambridge Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group meets at the Little Footsteps Children's Centre in Caldecote on the first Saturday of each month. She explained what a huge difference the group can make to parents of children with Down's Syndrome: 'All parents need the support of other parents. But if you have a child with Down's Syndrome, it is often hard to find other mums and dads in the same boat. At the Baby and Toddler group, parents share information about a variety of subjects from where to find the most supportive shoes to how to get the best medical support for their children. And they also get together so that the children can play. The atmosphere of mutual support and fun is amazing'.

Cambridgeshire Mencap are immensely grateful to The Corner House pub, Motor Tapes, The British IBM - and, of course, Lee - for their fantastic support.

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