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A stuttering charity backed by Monty Python star Michael Palin has struck a deal to double donations made this weekend.

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Any cash pledged to Action for Stammering Children, which runs the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in Pine Street, Finsbury, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday will be matched by a grant-giving body.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has agreed to double any donations between £3 and £3,000 as long as there is cash left in their £250,000 pot.

Elaine Kelman, head of the Michael Palin Centre, said: “Any contribution will have twice the impact, helping twice as many children.”

Mr Palin has been associated with stammering since he appeared in the film A Fish Called Wanda as a stuttering man called Ken, a character based on his own father who suffered from stammering all his life.

See www.stammeringcentre.org/latest-news for more information.

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