Celebrations as the Maypole Project cuts the ribbon on new facilities
PUBLISHED: 15:17 29 September 2010
More than 100 families and supporters of a charity that provides help and counselling to children with complex medical needs attended the official opening of their new headquarters.
The Maypole Project, now based at 51 High Street, Green Street Green, held a celebration on Saturday at their new offices to mark the opening.
Ruth Bennett, the deputy mayor of Bromley also attended the opening and cut a ribbon and donations totalling £2,500 from the Rotary Club of Beckenham and from the organisers of music festival Petts Woodstock were presented to chief executive of the charity, Sally Flatteau Taylor.
Ms Taylor said: “Our fantastic new premises has disabled access which unfortunately we lacked in our old Orpington office.
“Children in wheelchairs and their families now have the choice to be supported in a neutral environment rather than be restricted to home, school or hospital visits.
“This is an important choice that they didn’t have before.”
The Maypole project was set up by Ms Flatteau Taylor who saw a demand for family members of children with complex medical needs to be supported from the moment of diagnosis for as long as they required help.
Ms Flatteau Taylor added: “We have had so much help in getting it ready. IKEA and Travis Perkins have been incredibly generous. Volunteers from Barings bank, where we are charity of the year spent a day painting the office for us.
“Having so many people coming to celebrate with us today shows what a great step this is for our charity.”
Veronica Chavennes, whose family is supported by The Maypole Project said, “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of the new Maypole Project premises and thank them for their continued caring and support.”
■ Its costs £750 to support a family and a child for a year at the Maypole Project. To make a donation or to find out more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 016 8985 1596.