Donation to the Pheonix School, Peterborough (a school for very special needs)

A member of the public who regularly attends our monthly events brought our attention to this amazing school as her friend’s little boy has a condition which severely impairs his quality of life. (Read about this below.)

What is Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum?   (

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC) is a rare neurological condition in which the Corpus Callosum, the major ‘pathway“ for information which links the two hemispheres of the brain, fails to develop fully.

The condition is usually diagnosed by CT (Computer Tomographic) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan.The effects of the condition are variable; ranging from normal development (where the condition may be undetected or be revealed incidentally), through mild developmental delay to severe learning difficulties, epilepsy, visual impairment and delayed motor development. There may be other brain malformations present, for example microcephaly (small brain) or hydrocephalus (obstruction of the flow of fluid in the head).