Monday, 4 July 2011

Models of Diversity to Hold a Make-Over Day at Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique Charity

The parents of children with cerebral palsy and some of their teenage children with cerebral palsy are to be treated to a special make-over at East Grinstead-based Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique Charity thanks to Models of Diversity

East Grinstead - Models of Diversity, the campaign that advocates for more diversity in models, is to hold a make-over day at Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique Charity in Station Road, East Grinstead on 14th July 2011, from 1pm - 3pm.

A hairdresser and a make-up artist will treat about 10 parents of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological problems, plus a few of the older disabled children themselves, to a full make-over. Then, their photo will be taken as a memento of the day by the award-winning photographer, James Lyon. The hairdresser, make-up artist and photographer are all giving up their time for free.

Model of Diversity's founder, Angel Sinclair

Model of Diversity's founder, Angel Sinclair, was recently appointed Vice President of the Advance charity and Advance is Model of Diversity's only chosen charity.
Angel Sinclair, on the make-over day: "It's very important that people recognise the hard work that carers put in - they are the forgotten heroes. So this is a way of us giving something back to the parents, to make them feel good about themselves."

"Our parents are amazingly selfless people who are always giving. Every one of them is beautiful so it's fantastic to give them this opportunity to look really gorgeous and to have a photograph to remind them of just how beautiful they are," says Linda Scotson.

About Models of Diversity
Models of Diversity advocates for more diversity in models, and demands that the fashion and marketing industries recognise the beauty in women of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Their mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling. They sponsor modelling workshops for people with disabilities, campaign against the tragic effects of the size zero culture, and fight inequality in the representation of real men and women. They look at catwalk shows, advertising and the glossies and rarely see a true representation of real people.

About Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique Charity
Advance Centre teaches the parents of brain-injured children how to deliver The Scotson Technique (TST), a drug-free respiratory-based exercise to help nourish the brain with extra oxygen that it needs for more normal development. The technique, developed by Linda Scotson after 15 years of research into breathing and recovery of function after brain injury at University College London, Psychology Department, has been extremely successful in helping brain-injured children overcome movement, learning and behavioural difficulties. The Advance Centre teaching institute is based in West Sussex in the UK with centres in Slovakia, South Africa, Namibia and the Philippines.

For more information, please contact:

Advance Centre
..for The Scotson Technique
The Bradbury House
6 Station Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1DJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1342 311137
Fax: +44 (0)1342 305159

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