Norwich charity for disabled adults is still going strong

A charity which supports disabled adults is still going strong.

As reported in the Evening News last week, the Hamlet Centre has moved its children's services into a revamped �1.3m centre in Johnson Place, near the Grapes Hill roundabout in Norwich.

The move has seen the charity team up with the St Raphael Club which has been supporting adults with disabilities since 1946.

The partnership between the two charities means the St Raphael Club members will also benefit from using the improved building.

David Sayer, chairman of St Raphael Club, said: 'I would like to emphasise we very definitely have not closed and we still operate as usual ever since the charity started in 1946.


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'The St Raphael Club building at Johnson Place, which we built in 1967, is now, under an agreement with the Hamlet Centre, jointly owned and shared by each charity for both disabled adults and children.'

As a charity for disabled adults, the St Raphael Club relies entirely on voluntary contributions from the public for the disabled community in Norwich and does not receive any national or local government financial assistance.

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The St Raphael Club, which was set up in response to the lack of facilities for disabled people in Norwich, runs a number of sessions including its club night on Wednesday nights, bingo on Saturday nights and a Christmas party.

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