|Fundraising for Heather House, Tadley
16 Jul 2000
Tadley residents hand over a cheque to Heather House Tadley at their summer fete. The money was raised by the Tadley and District History Society. Mrs Susan Wates,second from right, Chairman of seeAbility which runs Heather House, accepts the cheque. On the right is Mrs Valerie Frost, Chairman of the local Partnership Group.
The fete was the first summer fete since Heather House was opened by Lady Penney last year and was opened by Sir George. Laurie McMenemy later joined the fete, lending his support to the fundraising.
"It was wonderful to see how generously Tadley is supporting this pioneering project which has just opened. They have taken Heather House to their heart."
Heather House, Tadley is the first centre in the UK for young people suffering from a range of degenerative diseases including juvenile Batten’s disease.
Heather House aims to provide a home-like environment to enable sixteen young people to live as active and fulfilling lives as possible.
The centre provides:
~ Residential accommodation in two bungalow units
~ Activity and Resource Centre offering a range of services both to those living at Heather House and those attending on a sessional basis.
~ Family support for those who need it.
~ Centre of excellence for other professionals and carers working with similar young people in other parts of the UK.
The centre was built as the result of the generosity of many people.
Its future depends on people adding their support to seeAbility’s efforts to meet the needs of those who have degenerative diseases which result in the loss of sight and other disabilities.