Special People enjoying their special place
Saturday, 5 December 2015
There is a town in England, in Hertfordshire, called Letchworth Garden City. This town is unique in that it was the very first garden city in the country, and used to be owned exclusively by the Quaker Church.
It is also unique in that it has many purpose-built flats and houses specially for people with learning disabilities. My son, Ian, is one of those people - there he is on the right with the yellow guitar. As you can see, they love this place!
One of the houses where people live in small groups is run by a very special lady called Jackie. She realised that there was a shortage of places for people like Ian to go during the day, so she set out to start a drop-in centre. She found an empty building owned by the council, she was given donations of furniture, televisions, computers, and even a snooker table.
That was in January 2012, but now she and the people who depend on the centre, like my Ian, are in danger of losing their special place. She is desperately trying to raise funds to keep the centre open and she needs our help.
Jackie has worked hard to achieve this special place and now I want to help her to keep it.
She has started a fundraising page which will tell you more about the centre,
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