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We are delighted to report that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, officially opened the Chamwell Centre on Tuesday 25 January.

The Princess Royal was given a tour of the new building and also met the Centre’s benefactors, as well as some of the children from The Milestone School who use the facilities.  Two pupils from The Milestone School presented The Princess Royal with a delightful posy before she departed the Centre.

Benefiting the physical and emotional wellbeing of both adults and children with disabilities, the Chamwell Centre has been spearheaded by Dr Marie Owen, who worked as a paediatrician in Gloucestershire for more than thirty years before her retirement.

Marie and a team of trustees formed the charity which has raised £5.1m to design and build the purpose-built facilities, completed in December 2020. With input from clinicians and therapists, the Chamwell Centre has been thoughtfully designed to cater for the complex needs of children and adults.

The Princess Royal took time to speak to many of our guests, staff, and pupils and colleagues from The Milestone School. She was clearly interested and informed about the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

“It was an honour to have The Princess Royal officially open our Centre,” says Marie. “While we opened our doors quietly to pupils, families and local residents over the last few months, it was fantastic to be able to host an official opening with some of the donors that helped make it possible.

The Chamwell Centre was built entirely by charitable funding and relies on the generosity of the public, businesses and charitable trusts to continue its work and to ensure that children and adults in Gloucestershire can enjoy its facilities. Donations can be made here: https://chamwellcentre.enthuse.com/donate

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We are delighted to report that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, officially opened the Chamwell Centre on Tuesday 25 January.

The Princess Royal was given a tour of the new building and also met the Centre’s benefactors, as well as some of the children from The Milestone School who use the facilities.  Two pupils from The Milestone School presented The Princess Royal with a delightful posy before she departed the Centre.

Benefiting the physical and emotional wellbeing of both adults and children with disabilities, the Chamwell Centre has been spearheaded by Dr Marie Owen, who worked as a paediatrician in Gloucestershire for more than thirty years before her retirement.

Marie and a team of trustees formed the charity which has raised £5.1m to design and build the purpose-built facilities, completed in December 2020. With input from clinicians and therapists, the Chamwell Centre has been thoughtfully designed to cater for the complex needs of children and adults.

The Princess Royal took time to speak to many of our guests, staff, and pupils and colleagues from The Milestone School. She was clearly interested and informed about the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

“It was an honour to have The Princess Royal officially open our Centre,” says Marie. “While we opened our doors quietly to pupils, families and local residents over the last few months, it was fantastic to be able to host an official opening with some of the donors that helped make it possible.

The Chamwell Centre was built entirely by charitable funding and relies on the generosity of the public, businesses and charitable trusts to continue its work and to ensure that children and adults in Gloucestershire can enjoy its facilities. Donations can be made here: https://chamwellcentre.enthuse.com/donate

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