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Footballer Wayne Bridge attends Maidenhead youth club launch

Footballer Wayne Bridge attends Maidenhead youth club launch

Laura Enfield

Footballer Wayne Bridge attends Maidenhead youth club launch

A surprise celebrity guest was at the launch of a new youth club in Maidenhead at the weekend.

Footballer Wayne Bridge dropped into Pinkneys Green Community Centre on Sunday to the delight of the teenage boys gathered there.

The Sunderland left-back stoped by to support teenager Joe Grigg who has set up the youth club for hearing impaired teenagers with his mum Sarah Grigg.

Wayne Bridge (centre) with Joe Grigg to his right


Wayne is a friend of the family as Joe's dad Simon, a hairdresser, has cut his hair for the last 10 years.

Sarah said: "He's one of the most genuine people I know and so down to earth and has known Joe since he was a little boy.

"He's very supportive of him and always has been so it was lovely he could be there."

Joe, 16, came up with the idea for the DC@YC club after struggle to mix with people at regular groups for young people.

He was born profoundly deaf and had a cochlear implant inserted at Great Ormond Street Hospital when he was two years old.

Sarah helped him get funding and support from the Royal Borough's learning difficulties and disabilities service (LDD).

The club will be held at Pinkneys Green Community Centre, Blenheim Road, from noon-3pm on the last Sunday of each month.

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See Thursday's Maidenhead Advertiser for the full story.

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