President Loraine presented a cheque for £250 to Sara Llewellyn at the Llewellyn School & Nursery in Westbrook.
2015 life took a very different turn for Sara and her family, when unfortunately,
the school their son Louie attended (The Royal School for Deaf Children in
Margate) closed unexpectedly. This left Louie who has a rare chromosome
deletion, without a suitable school placement due to his complex medical and
physical needs. Sara & her husband Phill quickly realised
other local families were also left in the same situation, so decided to open
their own school and nursery in the annex of their home.
THE LLEWELLYN SCHOOL & NURSERY
became a registered independent school & Community
interest company (CIC) in January 2017. The school has become popular meaning
they have out grown the annex already!
Quex Park Estate came to their rescue having hit
brick wall after brick wall looking for suitable premises to relocate too. Anthony
Curwen the Managing director of Quex Park kindly offered Sara a plot of land to
build a timber framed school within their grounds. On the 14th February 2018 planning permission
was granted with a unanimous vote for the new school to go ahead!
the school is also a registered charity, Louie's Helping Hands, Charity No
1167225. Louie's Helping Hands supports the children who attend the School and
Nursery by providing some of the valuable therapies the children require.
Therapies like Hydrotherapy, Horse Riding, Art & Music sessions. Combined,
these contribute to keeping the children healthy by building core strength and
muscle tone. Thus, increasing their confidence and independence. We also
support with the purchase of specialist equipment.