On Saturday 25th April, our Saturday Club celebrated its 20th birthday at Morelands Primary School, Widley.
Party celebrations to commemorate 20 years of Enable Ability’s Saturday Club service were made even more special with the visit of the The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Hugh Mason, and his consort Lady Mayoress Marie Costa.
Over 20 families and young children came along to help celebrate the day which was superbly organised by Service Leader, Aga Rudawska, and a large team of Playworkers. They were joined by Charity Manager, Richard Soutar, and Chair of Trustees, Jon Muller. One of the many stall offerings for the young children was candy floss- which even the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress could not resist accepting!
The Saturday Club is a service for children with disabilities from ages 5 to 16 living in Portsmouth who have needs for supervision on a 1-to-1 basis or higher. The service is funded by BBC Children In Need and The Sobell Foundation and offers time of respite to families and carers whilst providing safe, professional support and stimulation to the young children for the day, and complements school-time provision from Solent Academies Trust. The service is provided in a similar way to the flagship Specialist Playscheme made available during school holidays and funded by Portsmouth County Council.
Here’s to the next 20 years of making a huge difference to the young disabled community in Portsmouth!