A dog for Christopher's Cottage

Southend West Labour parliamentary candidate, Julian Ware-Lane, was invited by Robert Norton to be present when he gave a toy dog to Christopher's Cottage. Mr Norton is a former pupil at St Christopher's School, and the Christopher's Cottage is located in the school grounds.

Southend West Labour parliamentary candidate, Julian Ware-Lane, was invited by Robert Norton to be present when he gave a toy dog to Christopher's Cottage. Mr Norton is a former pupil at St Christopher's School, and the Christopher's Cottage is located in the school grounds.

 

Christopher Cottage is a respite unit for people with special educational needs. Its ethos is 'working towards independence'. Up to six children, aged anywhere between 5 and 19, can stay at the bedded unit. It provides parents and carers a chance to recharge their batteries. Stays are for one night upwards, and are allocated by social services. Christopher's Cottage is a self-funded registered charity.

 

Mr Norton is a 28-year old Leigh-on-Sea resident and was accompanied by his friend, Marilyn Budgen. He has donated the dog to the soft play area. Robert wanted Julian Ware-Lane to be present as he supports Julian's campaigning and they are friends on Facebook.

 

The toy dog was presented to the Residential Manager, Debbie Lefever, who was delighted to receive it. After the presentation Mr Norton, Ms Budgen and Cllr Ware-Lane were shown around the facilities at Christopher's Cottage by the Residential Manager.

Christopher's Cottage

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.