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Afternoon Tea Raises £8K for Learning Disability Charity

An event hosted by the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire raised £8,000 in donations towards a charity’s £15 million target to build new accessible homes.


Founded in 1981, Camphill Milton Keynes provides support and a meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of learning disabilities.

High Sheriff Dame Ann Limb gave the charity’s plan to build environmentally sustainable homes, with integrated solar panels, green roofs and heat-source pumps, her full support at a fundraising afternoon tea.


The menu of sweet and savoury foods was prepared by staff and some of the 70 adults with disabilities who live within the Camphill community.  


"The city of MK was built on, and today thrives on, the idea that people with learning disabilities should be part of the wider community and not marginalised from it,” said Dame Ann.


“Creating sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and affordable communities has been one of my two main themes for my shrieval year.”


Guests who attended the event also heard an impassioned speech from Camphill's patron, BBC Journalist Martha Kearney. She shared the story of her brother-in-law Alastair, who lived at Camphill MK for much of his adult life.


During the event Dame Ann presented Camphill Milton Keynes with a High Sheriffs Award. The award, presented to CEO Tim Davies, recognised the support and role the charity plays within the local community (pictured above).


"Having friends in the community like Dame Ann offers us incredible support,” said Tim.


“We are delighted that she chose to profile our work and honoured that our high tea guests gave so generously."  


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