Members, volunteers and supporters of a social club for adults with learning disabilities celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Abbots Langley Community Centre last month.
The Monday Club was formed in 1988 when parents of children with learning difficulties set up a meeting with social services to discuss what they most needed to enhance their children’s quality of life while encouraging them to become more involved with the community.
Current club chairman Debbie Hoult told AbbotsNews the evening was very memorable. Guests were treated to a reception which included a cake and Mary Byrne, whose son attended the club, gave a speech covering from when the club started to when John Fisher, the previous chairman, retired.
Debbie said: “The evening was amazing. The club has only lasted because of the community involvement, local business and charities and schools provided us with volunteers. The evening was amazing. We thought people would stay a little while and then leave. However everybody stayed all night and the members loved it. “
For more information please contact Debbie by mobile 07752 315202 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.