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Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The 65th anniversary of a Havering group was celebrated in festive style last weekend.
Members of the Havering Learning Disability Group, 230 in total, descended on St Edward’s Church of England School, London Road, Romford, on Saturday for their annual Christmas party.
Members, and guests such as the mayor, Cllr Eric Munday, and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, enjoyed a sit-down tea before the disco got into full swing.
There was also a raffle, a cake to mark the anniversary and every member received a Christmas gift.
Chair Sandra Killion said: “It is brilliant that the society celebrated its 65th anniversary as part of its annual Christmas party.
“The society was started by volunteers in 1948 and continues to be run by volunteers.
“A big thank you to all the volunteers that made the party a great success.”
The group, which is based in Victoria Road, Romford, was founded in Dagenham. It was set up by parents of children with learning disabilities, who felt there were no recreational clubs for them.
It holds weekly sessions, regular discos and organises a variety of outings.