The Beehive Centre is an adult therapy and activity centre run by Diverse Abilities, who have a capital appeal, known as The Splash Appeal, to build a therapy pool in Dorset for adults with profound disabilities. As a royal patron of this appeal, The Duke of Kent came to view the latest plans for the pool and visit those who it would benefit. Conor Burns MP, having previously visited The Beehive and helped at the start of the appeal, attended the event to show his support.
The Duke was shown around the facility and learned more about the newly-approved pool plans. Diverse Abilities' incredible work, supporting over 50 adults living with physical and learning disabilities, was on full show to the visiting royalty.
The Splash Appeal has set a £1 million target for their plans, with £403,000 donated so far. Donations can be made at www.thesplashappeal.org.uk.
Conor said "Today was a fantastic occasion for the carers and regulars at The Beehive Centre. From the first time I visited here, the atmosphere has always been upbeat and positive. The Duke of Kent's visit injects even more optimism into The Splash Appeal campaign. I want to thank him for everything he does to support The Appeal.
The support provided by the staff here is invaluable, and I know - from talking to those who come here - that a therapy pool would transform the care provided to new heights. I urge anyone with some money spare to go onto The Splash Appeal's website and make a donation. It really will change dozens of lives."