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Enable 60th birthday celebrations

Saturday 10th May
Ian Williams from Enable Head office with branch committee members celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Wigtown & District branch

Saturday 10th May Ian Williams from Enable Head office with branch committee members celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Wigtown & District branch

The Wigtown and District Branch of Enable (the charity for people with learning disabilities) recently celebrated the national body’s 60th birthday.

Enable was formed in 1954 and the charity’s leaders asked every branch in the country to hold a tea party to mark the anniversary.

The Wigtown and District Branch held their tea party last Saturday at Penninghame Church Hall. It proved to be a great success as the hall was packed with people enjoying a lovely tea while they listened to entertainment provided by Allan Paterson and friend.

Enable member Stewart McFadzean said: “It was a memorable occasion. The local branch was formed in 1979 and we lobby for a better life for people with learning difficulties and raise funds to support them on holidays, day trips and for Christmas parties. We also run a social club in Newton Stewart ARC.

“Two of our committee members have served for 35 years and one has served for 30 years – a combined total of 100 years.”

The Wigtown and District Branch of Enable are always looking for new committee members so if anyone is interested please phone Jenni Gray on 01988 700948 or Stewart McFadzean on 01671 402558.

 

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