Anne Wood – Patron
County Durham-born BAFTA winner Anne Wood CBE is hoping to top the ratings
for disabled kids in the region, by becoming the new patron of Spennymoor based
charity, Heel and Toe.
The award winning producer, whose company Ragdoll Productions is responsible
for creating children’s favourites; the Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim and In the Night
Garden, has given her backing to the charity that helps North East kids of all ages
who suffer from cerebral palsy, dyspraxia or other related disabilities.
Anne who was born in Spennymoor, taught as secondary school teacher in
the county, before moving with her family to Surrey and setting up her own
production company. She got involved with the good cause after hearing about the
thousands of youngsters in the region who struggle with their disabilities every day.
“I’m delighted to be involved with such an inspirational charity like Heel and Toe,”
she said. Not only do they do great work with disabled children, but they are based in
the town where I was brought up; it’s close to my heart and means a lot to me.
“Heel and Toe is a small charity that work really hard to make a difference to the
lives of these children and their parents.”