The Living Paintings Trust, based in Kingsclere, held a 20th Birthday Party in the Long Gallery at Englefield House, by kind permission of Richard Benyon MP.
Leading the celebrations was Camilla Oldland, daughter of the Founder of LPT, Alison Oldland. Camilla explained how the organisation had grown, and outlined the plans to double in size over the next five years, raising £500,000 to do so.
At the party were the Trustees, sponsors and volunteers who run the organisation.
LPT makes special versions of pictures with raised surfaces that come to life when fingers feel them. Sound recordings direct the fingers, telling the stories of the pictures and describing their features. Some 7 thousand people, half of them under 16, get the free packages of pictures and recordings.
Liam, who is at school in Bradford and is visually impaired, read out some poems he had written about the work of the Trust, and Sir George congratulated the Trust on its first 20 years.