Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale July 3

Rainham mum to host dance-a-thon fundraiser for charity supporting her child

17:45 11 March 2014

First Step have helped Riley to learn to speak. Picture: Samantha McArdle

First Step have helped Riley to learn to speak. Picture: Samantha McArdle

Archant

A mum will hold a two hour dance-a-thon to raise funds for a charity that is helping her 3-year-old son beat his communication problems.

Rainham mum Samantha McArdle, 30, is hosting the exhausting event on March 15 to raise money for Hornchurch children’s charity First Step.

Her son Riley Jarvis, 3, has developmental delays that have slowed his language acquisition and made it hard for him to play with others, the frustration this causes him affects his behaviour.

He began going to First Step in January and since his communication and behaviour has improved vastly.

Samantha, of Mygrove Gardens, said: “With him going to their classes his speech is really coming on. Before he had about 20 words now he has about 60 and his behaviour is a lot better in such a short space of time.”

She is hosting the event at David Lloyd, Gidea Park, where she works as a studio co-ordinator.

The dancing starts at 7pm and tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 12’s with all profits going to First Step.

Contact Samantha on 01708 463 250 to purchase tickets.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

A serco van. Picture: PA Steve Parsons

A Serco prison custody officer attacked inside Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday has died.

13:28
Councillor Mark Logan.

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

12:58
The winning team the Recorder Reprobates at the pub quiz for First Step

Readers have continued to rally around the Recorder’s Fundraise on the First campaign, raising a fantastic £25,556 so far.

07:00
Sue Gilmour brought a woman back from the dead with CPR

A heroic shop worker brought a woman back from the dead by performing CPR in a packed high street – just weeks after passing a first aid course.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Y6 pupils unpack the rice

A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder