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SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE: Hemel Hempstead charity holds special event to celebrate 40th anniversary

 Published on: 24th May 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Hemel Hempstead-based charity held an event at Carey Baptist Church last month to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

The Heather Club, a day centre for elderly people with short-term memory loss, was founded in 1981.

The event was attended by 60 members of the public, as well as special guests Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead, and former Deputy Mayor of Dacorum councillor Alan Johnson.

The afternoon included entertainment such as armchair dancing and a ukulele band.

The charity also announced that Mrs Norma Dean would be made its first president.

Several artworks made by the club’s members were on display, and there was also a showcase of new equipment recently secured through donations from the Rotary Club and KOcycle.

Chair Michael Rowan said: “We wanted to do something special to mark such a significant milestone and making Norma our first president was probably the easiest decision in our 40 years.”

Norma said: “I feel very honoured to be appointed life president. I have alway



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