HRH The Princess Royal visited Livability’s Victoria Education Centre (VEC), Poole, Dorset, on 10 December 2013 to celebrate the recent completion and launch of its new hydrotherapy pool.
VEC students and staff had put together an exciting programme of activities for the event including a disco light show at the pool, a table cricket demonstration and a visit of the school’s radio station suite.
Chris Davies, VEC Principal, said: “We are delighted to welcome again HRH The Princess Royal to our school. Her Royal Highness launched the start of the building works for the pool a year and a half ago and we are really proud to now be able to show her this fantastic new addition to our facilities. Our state of the art hydrotherapy pool is already making a real difference to the well-being of our students and we would also like to thank everyone who donated to our Sparkle Appeal for their generosity.”
Livability conducted a Capital Appeal at VEC, the Sparkle Appeal, to put the sparkle into life for its young disabled students by building an exciting suite of state of the art integrated therapy facilities. Phase I of the appeal, £2.8m for a new hydrotherapy pool, is now complete. The pool opened in September and is already proving a great hit.
The aim was to:
The appeal could not have succeeded without the generosity of those who donated funds to Livability.
Livability would especially like to thank the many individuals, groups, companies and charitable trusts nationally and locally including Mr John Marston MBE, The CW White Discretionary Fund, the Hobson Charity Ltd, the Bernard Sunley Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, The Madeline Mabey Trust, The Henry Smith Charity, the Peter Harrison Foundation and the Talbot Village Trust.