Local charity, Cherry Trees has joined The Parade. Based in East Clandon, near Guildford, Cherry Trees provides home from home specialist short breaks for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.
Founded in 1980 by a group of parents and doctors, Cherry Trees is a lifeline for many families, children and young people regularly cared for, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks stay.
Cherry Trees have embraced CowParade Surrey and already named their cow ‘Cherry Moo’. Established artist Sherree Valentine Daines often described as ‘the face of modern British impressionism’, will decorate the cow. Sherree is well known for creating evocations of some of the most beautiful elements of British life, from the elegance of the social whirl to the innocence of the children’s seaside outing, softened by her painterly, impressionistic approach and her subtle hand blending of each detail. ‘Cherry Moo’ promises to be a vision.
Helen Naisby, Events and Community Manager for Cherry Trees said “As a small local charity based in East Clandon we have some great support from within our local area and are always keen to be part of any community events. We were so excited when we heard about the Cow Parade coming to Surrey. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to spread the word about Cherry Trees and the specialist care that we provide in a home from home environment for children and young people with disabilities.
We were lucky enough to secure a sponsor and are delighted that we are once again supported by Sherree Valentine Daines, a renowned local artist, who has agreed to decorate our very own “Cherry Moo”. Sherree has been a wonderful support to Cherry Trees over the years and has some thrilling ideas in mind for her design. Her daughter Lettice Rowbotham the popular musician, some may remember from Britains Got Talent, is also fully involved in the project and will be helping to create a fun atmosphere by playing her violin whilst Sherree decorates “Cherry Moo” in a barn on a farm!” We will be posting regular updates on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and on our website – www.cherry-trees.co.uk so all of our supporters can feel part of this marvellous project.”