JIS News

The Hanbury Children’s Home in Kendal, Manchester yesterday (Oct. 25) staged an open day to showcase its services and facilities to the publicManager of the Home, Major Rudolf Richards, noted that the event, held as part of the facility’s 50th anniversary celebrations, was organized “to give supporters of the home . the opportunity to see the place, how it looks and what’s been happening over the years”.
“I think it’s a very good idea to let people come and see,” he said further, noting that the hope was that “a lot of people would leave being more aware of the home and its activities, its appearance and the children, who are there” and be willing to offer assistance where needed.
Scores of students from schools within the Kendal community as well as numerous supporters of the home, attended the open day.
Also in attendance were Richard Taylor and Jane Taylor-Casebolt, siblings of Pat Taylor, one of the founders of the home.
The children’s home received a gift certificate from Brumalia House where a donation of $7.50 from every gallon of paint sold by the establishment from November 1 to December 25 this year, will be made to the home.
The Hanbury Children’s Home was founded by the late Pat Taylor and Millie Mylan in 1956 with only four children.
The facility, now operated by the Salvation Army, houses 74 children from age 0 to 18 years, with a staff complement of 22.
Other activities organized to mark the 50th anniversary included a church service held last Sunday at the Mandeville Parish Church and a fundraising and awards banquet slated for October 29 at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre.