Written by Kathy Miller
Northwood residents are pulling together to support Mission EmployAble, a charity that is raising money for a café to train young adults with learning disabilities.
The Northwood Area Women’s Club (NAWC) has made Mission EmployAble their Charity of the Year for 2021/22 and on August 2, raised £195 from a FITSTEPS Dancercise session with former UK ballroom and Latin dance champion, Suzanne Newbert and in doing so, picked up a few ‘Strictly-style’ moves of their own.
Another organisation, Northwood’s 41 Club, which has also made Mission EmployAble one of their Charities of the Year for 2020/21, donated £200 from one of their Santa floats at Christmas.
Gary Waller, a long-term member of 41 Club, said that the club grew out of Northwood Round Table.
He said: “41 Club welcomes members who, in keeping with Round Table rules, leave at 46 and are keen to stay in touch with friends and raise money for good causes.”
Any school, club, company or organisation interested in nominating Mission EmployAble as their Charity of the Year should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission EmployAble, which is based in Chorleywood, welcomes applications from young people with learning disabilities in the Northwood area who are considering a supported internship with the charity.