The Chiltern Centre were thrilled to celebrate two decades of commitment to transforming the lives of countless individuals facing unique challenges, with a wonderful Platinum Ball at Badgemore Park.
With 116 guests joining for reception drinks, a 3 course meal, a live auction with TV personality Jonty Hearnden and dancing with fantastic live band The Loops.
Friends, families, trustees and patrons from the local community alongside young people from the centre’s Buddies youth group had a wonderful night. With memorable speeches from Paul Barrett who served as chair from the beginning, current chair of trustees Ivor Lloyd and Paul Venables the night was a true celebration.
The Chiltern Centre provides vital support to young adults ages 16-30 with disabilities and complex medical needs. The Centre is a sanctuary for young adults with disabilities and a second family to many. A safe, calm and happy space to find joy and friendship whilst learning and growing into confident young adults.
Through a silent auction full of local experiences and events and the live auction on the night which included a VIP experience for 4 people to enjoy a day at Henley Royal Regatta in the privacy of the members only Stewards’ Enclosure with an afternoon drink on the day with the HRR Chairman, Sir Steve Redgrave, as well as dinners at local restaurants, a private tour of the Royal Opera House and an art lesson with Rafal Zawistowski a Henley based artist who has exhibited and sold his work all over the world the charity were delighted to raise £15,000.
Chair of Trustees, Ivor Lloyd said, “With the generosity and compassion of the local community, we have achieved milestones that have transformed the futures of many individuals. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the staff, volunteers, and supporters who have been the backbone of our charity for the past two decades. Without your dedication, none of our achievements would have been possible.”