Joy Desmond Visits Norwood Services

30 May 2013

I am so proud of what Norwood does and to see how it is benefitting the community is truly amazing.

Joy Desmond, wife of Norwood’s president Richard Desmond, met some of the thousands of people who benefit from the charity, as she visited Norwood’s Kennedy Leigh Children & Family Centre in Hendon last week.

During a tour of the building, Joy had the opportunity to visit a broad range of the charity’s services which provide life-changing support to vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities.

Joy also met trainees working in the Kennedy Leigh Norwood Deli as well as mums & toddlers and Norwood’s therapists who run groups around the building.

During the morning Joy visited Buckets & Spades, Norwood’s short-break residential care home for learning disabled children, in Finchley. She met staff and the young members of the Teeny Tiny group, Norwood’s respite service for children under five, with complex health needs.

Following the visit, Joy said: "It was so inspiring for me to personally see the work and positive impact that Norwood has on so many people’s lives. I am so proud of what Norwood does and to see how it is benefitting the community is truly amazing."

Adele Breslauer, Associate Director of Fundraising, said: "Being a mother to a toddler herself, Joy could see the immense impact that our services have and that are funded by the community and the continual fundraising efforts that her husband Richard makes on our behalf."