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Livability: MP visits local college

Students and staff at Hinwick Hall College were delighted to meet Alistair Burt MP when he paid a visit last Friday.

Mr. Burt, Assistant Chief Whip and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, is an old friend of Hinwick. A former Patron of major fundraising campaigns, he continues to be supportive of our work there.

Hinwick Hall College near Wellingborough is well known to the local community as a further education residential college for young people with learning and physical disabilities, and is owned and operated by national disability charity, Livability.

Tansi Harper, Principal of the College said:

"We really appreciate that Mr. Burt, although exceptionally busy, has taken the time to come and reacquaint himself with the college, and to chat with students and staff. We thought it would be a good opportunity to show him how past projects are benefiting so many disabled young people, and to tell him about our new major fundraising campaign to refurbish the college."

Alistair Burt MP said:

"I am extremely lucky to have such a special project in my constituency. I am very excited about the new plans for the college and it is lovely to see you looking forward to the future at Hinwick. The work that is done here is fantastically important; there is a wonderful atmosphere here and wonderful students. I am pleased to be a friend and a resource to the college."

Notes:

For media information contact Cathy McKenzie on 020 7452 2082 or pressoffice@livability.org.uk

Hinwick Hall is a Further Education College near Wellingborough, offering education for disabled young people aged 18 to 22.

Hinwick Hall College is owned and operated by national disability charity, Livability.

Livability is the new name for merged charities John Grooms and the Shaftesbury Society, which provides care services and support to over 8,000 disabled children and adults throughout the UK.

Livability is now one of the largest Christian disability charities in the UK.

Livability provides a range of services to support disabled people of all ages. Services include: tailored educational support, social development programmes and a range of housing solutions. Livability incorporates a wheelchair specialist housing association with properties countrywide.

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