A night of delight

MORE than 140 people pitched up at the town’s Holiday Inn on Saturday for a Woking charity’s glamorous Awards Night.

Among those celebrating LinkAble’s 25th year were the Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, Tony and Mary Branagan, staff, volunteers and trustees, key supporters and patrons, plus service users with their families.

athryn, Shirley, Bob, Marie, James, Jo, Andrea, Sally, Jess, Amy and Jo (Pictures by: Mark Fleischer)

athryn, Shirley, Bob, Marie, James, Jo, Andrea, Sally, Jess, Amy and Jo (Pictures by: Mark Fleischer)

As well as handing out awards at the black tie dinner event, there was dancing, singing from the charity’s choir – the High Notes – lots of laughing and plenty of merry-making.

LinkAble Managing Director, Bob Stevens, said: “I was delighted with how well the evening went. Awards Night is our main annual event and a real highlight of the year for everyone involved with LinkAble.

“We love to give recognition to the fantastic achievements of our service users throughout the year; whether they have made significant strides in their social inclusion and sense of fulfilment, have pursued a healthy lifestyle, or have simply participated in our groups and activities with enthusiasm and commitment.”

CHUFFED TO BITS –Young Person Award; Darius Harris

CHUFFED TO BITS –Young Person Award; Darius Harris

There were different award categories for a variety of age groups, while volunteers and staff who have gone the extra mile in helping service users throughout the year were also honoured.

Bob added: “It is also a great opportunity to say well done to my staff team, our invaluable volunteers and trustees, as well as give a huge thank you to key supporters and patrons.

A LADY IN RED – Woking Mayor, Tony Branagan, with Fiona Hope, who is a LinkAbility supporter

A LADY IN RED – Woking Mayor, Tony Branagan, with Fiona Hope, who is a LinkAbility supporter

“LinkAble makes a massive difference to the lives of local people who have learning disabilities – those who most need it. ”

This year promises to be similarly exciting as they celebrate their 25th year of work in the community, making an enormous difference in the lives of local children, young people and adults with a wide range of learning disabilities.

MAYHEM, LinkAble’s club night for adults with learning disabilities, is on Saturday (October 25) at Quake in Woking – the evening has a Halloween theme. Visit www.linkable.org.uk, email info@linkable.org.uk or call 01483 770037 for more details.

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