A Royal Appointment at Rose Road
The Rose Road Association was delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, to the Bradbury Centre on Friday 23rd March, as part of our Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for 2012.
On 21st January 2004, HRH The Earl of Wessex opened the Bradbury Centre and toured the wonderful new building and all the services Rose Road provides. He returned as we celebrate 60 years of providing high quality services for local children and young people with complex disabilities. From its creation in 1952 by a small group of parents, The Association has grown over time and now provides a range of services for over 350 young people from childhood through to the age of 25, providing wonderful opportunities for education, learning and development, as well as support for families and carers.
Whilst visiting His Royal Highness had the opportunity to see Rosewood School and meet some of our fantastic staff, as well as view a glorious flower display created by Lymington Flower Club, and our archive material which chronicles our journey over the past 60 years.
His Royal Highness also started a special time capsule for later generations to look back on this special time, introduced by Geoff Holt MBE. Geoff, a Rose Road patron, also be outlined some plans for the future and short breaks for both children and adults, as we look to build on the wonderful foundations in place and further develop our services - more will follow later in the spring with an exciting new fundraising Appeal.
To see coverage on Meridian Tonight from this special day please visit Meridian Tonight
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