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Jude Brady Foundation donate £2,500 worth of Toys to the Colchester Toy Library

The Colchester Toy Library was set up in 1984 to loan toys to all children, in particular those with special needs ranging from birth to 9 years. They also loan toys for children’s parties and offer respite care sessions during school holidays to give parents a break. The toy library is a charity run by a small group of volunteers and is entirely dependent on donations and grants.

Colchester Toy Library approached the Jude Brady Foundation for a grant to purchase toys to be used in their sensory rooms and for the respite care sessions. The Jude Brady Foundation are a stillbirth charity based in Ipswich who were set up in 2008 in memory of Peter and Lynn Brady’s second son Jude who was stillborn in 2006. The Foundation was set up to create a lasting legacy of their son Jude and to raise awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death and funds for child related causes in the UK. They hold regular fund raising events, details of which can be found at www.judebradyfoundation.co.uk.

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Lynn Brady (Jude’s Mum) from the Jude Brady Foundation said it was a pleasure to be able to help such a great cause and to see today how the toys donated will be used. Christine Earey and Jenny White, Volunteers of the charity, thanked the Jude Brady Foundation for this donation and said it would make such a difference to children and families that use their facilities.