Warm welcome at new look APTCOO

Reopening of the Refurbished APTCOO Youth Club members who sang songs from the Sound of Music
Reopening of the Refurbished APTCOO Youth Club members who sang songs from the Sound of Music
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DISABLED children and their families were joined by local dignitaries to celebrate the official opening of APTCOO’s refurbished premises.

APTCOO (A Place to Call Our Own), based on Botany Park in Mansfield, has been given a complete makeover thanks to the generosity of the people of Mansfield and Ashfield.

Last week over 100 people attended its official relaunch and were able to admire the fantastic new facilities that will make coming to APTCOO even more fun for disabled children and their families.

Carol Burkitt, APTCOO chief executive, said that everyone was extremely impressed by the improvements carried out.

“With our premises now fit for purpose, APTCOO services can provide families, children and young adults much-needed support from birth through to adulthood, within a centre of learning and development,” she said.

“Parent and carer support remains a core priority and our families now have a warm welcome and pleasant environment to share their experiences and supportive learning, with opportunities for their own personal development.”

The relaunch was attended by special guests, Paralympic swimmer Charlotte Henshaw and chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Coun Carol Pepper, and included a performance of a version of The Sound Of Music by some of APTCOO’s children.

The refurbishment has included installing a new kitchen, new toilet and changing facilities and creating a workshop.