A SPECIALIST therapy centre for children received a special visit from Oswestry’s mayor earlier this week.

Oswestry mayor, Councillor John Price, visited Gobowen-based children’s charity The Movement Centre, to see where he can offer his support.

The centre provides a specialist therapy for children who find it difficult to control their movement.

The mayor met with team members at the charity, and also met two of the children, currently receiving care at the centre.

Cllr Price said he was overwhelmed by the work the staff do for the children.

He said: “I was absolutely honoured to have had the invitation to visit this local charity.

“I am totally amazed by the dedication of the staff, parents and of course the children.”

The Mayor visited The Movement Centre in a bid to help them raise their profile, both locally and nationally.

The charity has faced challenges over the last few months, because of the loss of all NHS funding, and require even more support through fundraising.

The children, who were at the centre during Cllr Price’s visit, had the pleasure of wearing the Mayor’s chain of office.

Curtis Langley, fundraising and marketing at The Movement Centre, said it was a pleasure to welcome the town’s mayor.

“It was great to have the mayor visit,” he said. “He was really good with the children, allowing them to wear his gold chains.

“They both looked really happy, and I think Summer, especially, thought she was the mayor for a moment.”

Cllr Price added: “This local charity is bespoke and specialist, but largely unknown by residents of Oswestry, and I believe they deserve more support.

“Visiting The Movement Centre was a very touching moment with a tremendous amount of love for the challenges these children and families face.”