An Irish Brazilian themed fundraising event is to take place later this month to raise money for a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Four year-old Savannah Keane was diagnosed with the condition when she was two months old and, as a result, is unable to walk, talk or sit unaided. Given little to no hope of survival after suffering a stroke ten days after she was born, Savannah has defied medics and continues to make progress.
The aim is to collect enough money for rehabilitation therapy and equipment, with the hope that one day she can become strong enough to sit unaided and learn to talk and feed herself.
The event, ‘Savannah Will Walk’, will involve a mixture of Irish and Brazilian culture, given that her mother, Suzanne, is from Cork and her father, Renato, hails from Sao Paulo. Guests will be treated to a traditional Irish dancing show, while the wellknown Brazilian singers Katy Prado and Wesley Wandir are scheduled to perform.
There will also be a raffle, with some excellent prizes on offer such as two tickets to see Justin Bieber at his sold out concert in Dublin and four passes for the Royal International Horse Show in Hickstead. A signed Munster shirt and vouchers for beauty treatments or capoeira lessons are some of the other prizes up for grabs.
A selection of food will be available, including feijoada – a typical Brazilian beef and bean stew.
It will be held at the Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Road, London, E1 5AW on Sunday June 26 between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
Tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children and are available from www.savannahwillwalk.com Savannah is registered with the charity ‘Tree of Hope’, and her page can be found at www.treeofhope.org.uk
• For more information about the event, please visit www.facebook.com/Savannah or call 020 8133 0010.