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About Pete Spencer’s Helping Hands, Daventry

The Pete Spencer's Helping Hands Memorial Fund was established in 1980, by Pete Spencer MBE, to provide support to local seriously ill and disabled children.

'Helping Hands' provided coach trips to Legolands, Cadbury's World, Blackpool Illuminations, The London Eye, the annual visit to Derngate Theatre to watch the pantomime, and eight four day trips to Disneyland Paris.

The fund has always relied solely on the generosity of local people.

The inspiration behind 'Helping Hands'

Pete Spencer MBE, created 'Helping Hands' in 1980 after being introduced to a seven year old boy called Danny, who suffered from a very rare ageing disease, meaning every year of his life, his body aged approximately by ten. Danny's wish was to go to Florida on holiday, within two weeks Pete had helped to raise £2800, and Danny's wish came true.

Sadly Danny died when he was twelve, but he had such an impact on Pete, that he decided to devote the rest of his life helping local seriously ill children.

Sadly Pete died in 2005, and today the Pete Spencer's Helping Hands Memorial Fund is run by Pete's son and Trustee Ian, offering support to local children with serious illnesses and disabilities, providing specialist equipment and organised activities.

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