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Day to Remember for Chiltern Centre
Published 04/06/14



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.

Click here to view our photo gallery of the event.

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 04/06/14

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