On the 3rd of November, Cheshire based charity, David Lewis, received a visit from one of their Patrons, Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Countess of Wessex.

During her visit The Countess of Wessex officially re-opened the charity’s school providing special education for young people with special educational needs aged 11-19 to reach their full potential and aspirations.

The visit also allowed HRH a tour around the charity’s top farm development, meeting a number of donors, supporters and partners from local authorities, academia and the NHS.

David Lewis is one of the largest care providers in Cheshire that offer education, residential, clinical, and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism and other complex support needs.

Stephen Devlin, Chair of David Lewis said, “It was a great honour to welcome our Patron today, HRH The Countess of Wessex, her support for our charity is truly appreciated”

“I want to thank each person who made today possible, David Lewis is truly a life-changing place and our team do an incredible job supporting individuals everyday”

As well as providing Education for young people, at its college and school, David Lewis also provides residential services at its site in Great Warford, near Alderley Edge as well as throughout Cheshire. David Lewis also provides a range of day opportunities including an accessible farm, doggy grooming parlour, shop, café, arts crafts and other sensory based services. These opportunities offer people supported by David Lewis to experience working in a retail environment, providing two fantastic social hubs for the stunning countryside site.

John Heritage, Chief Executive of David Lewis commented, “It has been a huge privilege for me to have the opportunity to welcome Her Royal Highness to our charity today and to have the opportunity for so many of our team, the people we support and our partners to meet our Patron and show her some of the developments at the charity since her last visit.  It has been a truly fantastic day for the charity and we really appreciate Her Royal Highness continued support for what we do.”

The charity also provides many opportunities for people they support to engage in nature, farming, animal care, environmental sustainability projects, horticulture, woodcraft, sensory experiences and much more!

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