On Wednesday 25 January, our Chair Jean Willson presented a talk to over 40 guests about the history of Centre 404 and her experiences growing up in the borough of Islington, and as a family carer.
Jean took her audience through the decades introducing it with music. She spoke about what was happening in the decade; what her family was doing; what was happening in the learning disability world, and how the centre was founded and grew.
Jean has been involved with Centre 404 for over 40 years, and an associated exhibition was displayed in the main hall where the talk was held documenting the history of the charity. This included information and pictures from when it was first founded by family carers of people with learning disabilities who were struggling to access the support they needed, and the involvement of our Patron Jeremy Corbyn over the years.
The evening was very informative and entertaining and was being held as a fundraiser to help raise money for a new play structure to be built in the garden of Centre 404 in memory of Victoria and Lisa. While the event was free entry it raised an incredible £950 taking our total so far to an impressive £37,456. Jean would like to thank everyone who came for their generosity.
We are so close to raising the £50,000 we need to build the play structure, if you would like to make a donation to help us reach our target please go to: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/centre-404/playstructure