Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Day to remember at Chiltern Centre
Published 09/06/14



A SPECIAL celebration was held for youngsters at the Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley.

The Day to Remember was made possible thanks to a £1,000 donation from Henley Lions Club.

The entertainment included pottery courtesy of the Kiln Ceramic Café in Reading Road, Henley, screen printing from the River and Rowing Museum, a magician, storyteller Hazel Pattison, a children’s entertainer from the MAD Academy, singer Jade Allum, handbell ringers Gay and Alan Cooper and a disco.

Pamela Lee, who works at the centre, off Greys Road, said: “It was fantastic. I have had so much positive feedback.”

Mayor Martin Akehurst, who joined the youngsters’ families for the day, said: “I thought it was excellent. People really rolled up their sleeves to make a difference.”


Only Fools and Horses fan George Thatcher, 21, was thrilled to see inside a replica of Del Boy Trotter’s famous yellow three-wheeler. The Reliant Regal Supervan Three is owned by Geoff Stock, from Benson.George’s father Guy said: “It meant the world to George — we could just tell from his reaction.”

Jules Bishop was at the event with her children Poppy, nine, who attends the centre, and Felix, three. “It’s a very social occasion,” she said. “You meet the other parents, who otherwise you only see when you drop the children off and pick them up so it’s nice.”

Centre manager Keith Manning said: “This shows what a community is about. It creates new friendships, renews old friendships and really gives something back. Hopefully, the young people felt welcome and happy.”

Ian Forster, of the Lions Club, said: “It was a very worthwhile event and I would like to do it again next year.”

To offer to volunteer at the centre, call (01491) 575575.

Published 09/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Mayor in meeting walkout
Drivers let off parking fine after council blunder
Empty shop window is filled with goodies
Woman who brings the world into home design
Penguin stolen from charity shop window
Sue Ryder’s U-turn on Townlands relocation
Henley on film - Living Advent Day 10
Impressive Henley crews bag nine wins
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Single raising funds for Cancer Research UK
Fairytale of New York - Living Advent Day 20
Sunday Times puts Gillotts 4th in the country
Defibrillator installed in Mill Meadows
Pupils helping to protect soil
A night at the museum - Living Advent Day 19
Christmas Nativity delivered by train
Signed sealed delivered - Advent Day 18
Women of Achievement Awards launched
MP backs opposition to care home rebuild
New head appointed at Oratory
Hooked on Panto - Living Advent Day 17
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Reading FC sack manager Nigel Adkins
Unbeaten run ended at Worthing
Late strike secures the points for Mapledurham
Henley Town win through on penalties
Impressive Henley crews bag nine wins
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717