President Linda introduced Sue Davison from Livability to our meeting this week.
Sue looks after the southern region of the charity, which may not be a familiar name to many but was born from the merger of two other more familiar names – The Shaftesbury Centre and John Grooms – in 2007.
The charity operates nationally but has a number of centres in and around Dorset, including Victoria Education Centre in Poole which is a school and also has a children’s home.
Holton Lee is another local centre that the organisation runs, in Holton Heath, where the ‘Flourish’ programme is run – a horticultural therapy project focussing in particular on disability and involving participants in gardening and conservation, working together in the grounds to develop valuable life skills, become more physically active and build self-confidence and motivation.
The charity welcomes people who would be interested in volunteering help. Details are available via their website (linked above).
Rotarian Mo Andrews proposed a vote of thanks to Sue on behalf of the club.