Something to celebrate ... a decade of caring

10th birthday party for Calderdale Parent and Carers Council at North Bridge Leisure Centre.'Melissa Larkin cuts the cake.

10th birthday party for Calderdale Parent and Carers Council at North Bridge Leisure Centre.'Melissa Larkin cuts the cake.

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IT was hip, hip, hooray for Calderdale Parents’ and Carers’ Council.

The group marked its 10th anniversary with a party at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

A cake helped get the fun going, and there were games for families .

Paralympic tennis player Kevin Ploughman handed achievement awards to the young people before the party.

Project manager Karen Bull said during the last decade the charity’s role had grown beyond measure.

“Nationally, for advice on how to involve families of disabled children we’re not only taken seriously but we’re seen as experts,” she said.

“We started 10 years ago with six families round the kitchen table and now we have 350 families.

“We have gone from strength to strength with the help of our team of volunteers,” said Karen.

As well as families, staff and volunteers, Deputy Mayor Peter Wardhaugh and consort Jennifer Pearson also attended.