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Plenty of Fun at Palmerston Family Fun Day

 

Published 29 August 2014

 

Palmerston Family Fun DayLots of families enjoyed the Family Fun Day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry on 15 August.

 

Children took part in many activities on offer, including making play dough, face painting, and petting animals provided by the Nearly Wild Show.

 

The day was aimed at families who have children with additional needs, and over 20 disability organisations were on hand to provide information and advice about their services in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Young people from Local Motion Dance gave a performance and the Teen Scheme choir showcased a medley of songs that kept everyone entertained. Young people were also recognised for their achievements and Cllr Chris Elmore presented them with certificates.

 

Families were also encouraged to sign up to the Disability Index, to ensure they receive regular information about local events, activities, play schemes and services for children and young people with additional needs. There are now over 300 children signed up to the index.

 

Alun Honeybone, dad to Tommy who is on the Index, commented: “I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate receiving The Index newsletter. There is always so much in there, and it has helped our family in a very positive way with caring for Tommy and meeting his needs. You really have made a positive difference to our family.”

The event, along with the disability index, was funded through Welsh Government Families First funding.

 

For more information about the Disability Index or services available, please contact the Disability Index Administrator on 01446 704736, email disabilityindex@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk, or visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/disabilityindex.

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