A Ryde centre that has provided respite care for thousands of Islanders and their families is about to celebrate its 25th birthday.
Among those that will be celebrating this important occasion is Mark Tims who has worked at the Isle of Wight Council-run Adelaide Centre, Adelaide Place in Ryde since it was opened by Princess Diana in 1985.
He will be joined at a birthday celebration on Wednesday 26 May by past and present staff, as well as those who have and continue to make use of the facility. Also present will be Gloria and Eddie Minghella who will plant a commemorative tree and cut a specially made birthday cake.
The day of celebrations is being organised by the League of Friends which evolved from the steering group that was instrumental in establishing what was originally called the Adelaide Club.
Cllr Roger Mazillius, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “The Adelaide Centre is a true success story. I am sure this can be attributed to the dedicated staff and League of Friends all of whom have worked so hard over the past 25 years to create a caring family atmosphere which is loved by those that use the centre and their families.”