Respite holiday centre in Chigwell celebrates milestone birthday and forty years of supporting disabled people and carers
Local respite holiday centre Revitalise Jubilee Lodge in Chigwell hosted a special celebratory event on Wednesday 27 June in honour of its 40th birthday year.
Revitalise Chief Executive Chris Simmonds, and Mindy Sawhney, Chairman of Revitalise, were in attendance alongside an abundance of specially invited guests including The Mayor of Loughton, Councillor Stephen Murray, who enjoyed an evening of entertainment and refreshments in celebration of the milestone occasion.
Throughout the evening, guests were invited to journey back to the charity’s humble beginnings, courtesy of a special Memory Lane display, before going on to enjoy live music in the centre’s courtyard and a specially prepared barbecue.
A keynote speech by Revitalise Chairman Mindy Sawhney was then given to attendees, before the evening’s celebrations culminated with a cake cutting ceremony completed by The Mayor of Loughton.
Speaking of the celebrations held in commemoration of the occasion, Revitalise CEO Chris Simmonds commented:
“We had a wonderful evening celebrating Revitalise Jubilee Lodge’s 40th birthday year, and would like to give our thanks to The Mayor of Loughton for his attendance and support of the occasion.
“It was truly heartwarming to see so many of our dedicated supporters gathered together at the very place where our charity blossomed all those years ago. We are fortunate to have had some truly remarkable people join our journey over the last forty years, and although they may not have all been able to be present with us yesterday evening, they are very much part of the story that we are able to tell today and will continue to inspire the unwritten chapters of our journey as a charity in the years to come.”
The location upon which Revitalise Jubilee Lodge stands is particularly special as the centre holds a rich history, spanning right back to the foundation of the charity at Grange Farm on 8 July 1963. The current centre where the celebrations were held yesterday evening was built on the same site in 1978.