“A garden party has been held at the grounds of a Children’s Charity to celebrate the opening of two newly-refurbished buildings.
Among those who attended the event at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth Court was high-profile businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold and actress, Amanda Burton, who is a Vice-President for the Trust.
Other key guests included Vice-Presidents Ali Lalani and Phil Packer (MBE) and Paralympic athlete, Sophia Warner.
After a champagne reception, Jacqueline unveiled the plaque to mark the opening of Woodlands House parents’ accommodation and spoke movingly about her and husband, Dan Cunningham’sexperience after their son, Alfie received specialist care at the Trust.
She said: “When we first came here our whole world had completely fallen apart. But during his short life we were able to bond properly with our son. The support of the staff was second to none, really exceptional.
“We know from personal experience that this is the best place to be and this accommodation means families who might not live close by are still able to be with their children.”
Amanda planted a commemorative tree in front of the Cedar Centre, which forms the College for Profound Education, music therapy rooms and a hall for recreational use for children and families.
“The Children’s Trust is an extraordinary place,” said Amanda. “I have thoroughly enjoyed today and it was an honour to be part of the celebration.”
Guests and key donors that helped make the refurbishments possible were led on a guided tour of the new facilities before afternoon tea was served in the garden marquee.
The redevelopments were entirely funded through charitable donations. “
Nigel and I were kindly invited to attend the opening, and view the marvellous new facilities. We walked on the amazing wheelchair ramp up to the ‘Tree House’ – which was built and shown on TV. We saw the excellent new rooms to allow families to stay in comfort when a child is at the trust. We heard some energetic singing when we visited the Cedar Centre and viewed the children’s great artwork.
All this was achieved through charitable donations and tremendous hard work from the staff. Donations come in all shapes and sizes, some from corporate bodies, some from bequests and many from individuals – all wanting to support this wonderful place.
There are many ways you can help – and enjoy the process:
If you like a ‘flutter’ The Children’s Trust run a Lottery.
If you like ‘cars’ and great family days out The Children’s Trust Supercar Event
If you like a bargain The Children’s Trust Shops.
Or you can simply donate:
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