A Coventry residential centre for children with learning disabilities is about to turn 50 – and old friends are being invited back to join the celebrations.
Broad Park House in Henley Green welcomed its first children back in 1967, providing a short-break residential centre for children aged from 5-17 with learning difficulties and who attend special schools.
Over the years it has helped many children and families and a recent Ofsted inspection praised the range of activities for the children and opportunities for them to meet friends and enjoy a break in a different environment.
Now, former staff and families who have been helped by the centre over the years are being invited to celebrate with them.
Surrinder Bhandal, Group Leader at the Centre, said: “Broad Park has been there for many children and families over the years, providing short residential breaks so they can recharge their batteries and have a break from their routine.
“The youngsters also learn life skills and make friends and the breaks are vital for them and their families.
“It would be great to see old friends from years gone by at the party and they can have a look around and see how the place has changed and swap some stories.”
The event starts at 11am on 31 October and the Deputy Lord Mayor will be there to cut the birthday cake. Refreshments will be available.
The Centre currently supports 28 families from Coventry.