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Published: 3rd Sep, 2018
A Shropshire RCC community group for adults with disabilities has celebrated its seventh birthday.
The Musketeers and Maidens, as the group is known, held a party to mark the occasion at Mereside Community Centre on Wednesday 29 August.
Shropshire RCC organised the event and supports the running of the group.
We helped to set up Musketeers and Maidens for attendees of the Grange Day Centre in Harlescott, which closed in 2011.
Since then the group has gone from strength to strength, with members meeting twice a week to participate in activities ranging from exercise sessions to pottery classes.
Daphne Simmons, Head of Service at Shropshire RCC, said: “We’re thrilled to have supported the Musketeers and Maidens over the past seven years. It provides accessible activities and a chance for people to get to know each other and learn new skills.
“Local community groups like this offer a welcoming space for all, which is why it’s so important that they are supported by us and other organisations.”
Eddie Davies has been part of the group since it started. He said: “Musketeers and Maidens gives me the chance to get out of the house and try new things.
“If it didn’t exist I’d stay at home feeling lonely. But with the group I can talk to people and have the chance to spend quality time with my friends.”
Daphne added: “We’d like to thank the local businesses who have helped this party take place, particularly Team Shrewsbury who loaned the gazebo and Greggs at Shrewsbury Business Park who donated the sandwiches and cakes.”
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining Musketeers and Maidens, please contact us on 01743 360641 or firstname.lastname@example.org