Million Pound Drop TV win 'saves' Hull's Echoes Foundation
Hull charity the Echoes Foundation is celebrating the news of a £25,000 cash boost from their patron's appearance on Channel 4's Million Pound Drop Live.
Alex Brooker and his playing partner Josh Widdicome, who co-presented The Last Leg during the London 2012 Paralympics, survived the series of eight questions in their round with £100,000 in tact.
Alex pledged half of any of his winnings from the show to the Echoes charity, which helps children with special needs in East Yorkshire.The other half will go to charity Joseph's Goal.
The pair secured the money after correctly guessing that Susan Boyle, not Frankie Boyle, once appeared on Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People.
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Charity founder Claire Stockton is over the moon.
Claire, who watched Alex win the money in the bar of the Hallmark Hotel, where she was at a wedding reception, said: "I was shaking. I couldn't stop crying.
"He has saved Echoes - that is how important the money is to us. I did not want to put pressure on Alex but we only had enough money to continue for 7 or 8 months.
"If we are very careful this money could secure the future of Echoes".
Claire, 39, set the charity up in 2008 after suffering difficulties getting support and therapy for her own son Finley, 6, who has an undiagnosed brain disorder.
Since starting the foundation, Claire has provided help and support for more than 400 families from Hull and the East Riding through a centre at the Gipsyville Multi Purpose Centre, in Hessle Road, west Hull.
As well as a friendly ear and sound advice, the centre provides a sensory room, alternative therapy room, parent support room and music therapy room.
The charity also has an extremely popular mobile sensory equipment loan scheme for families.