MP Charles Hendry joins Chailey Heritage School for celebration

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WEALDEN MP Charles Hendry visited world-famous Chailey Heritage School to join the annual day of celebration.

He was met by Principal Sylvia Lamb and Assistant Head Chris Russell-Vick.

The event, attended by families and friends, gave the MP the chance to look around the school and meet some of the students.

These included Catherine Allerton – who was having great fun with a baby goat called Nibbles – and her parents Bridget and Tony.

Meanwhile, nine teams took part in the inaugural Julie Hodder Cup, a wheelchair football tournament to help raise money for an eye-sensitive computer for Chailey Heritage, and a power wheelchair for the charity Albion in the Community (AITC).

The cup was named in memory of mother of two Julie Hodder, a former teacher at the school who died of cancer last year.

The football tournament was organised by Julie’s family and is one of a number of projects supported by American Express and AITC, under the banner, “Realise the potential of the community”. The programme seeks to provide fun activities for young disabled people and support for their families and carers, with volunteers from American Express supporting AITC staff.

The tournament was won by the Brighton and Hove Albion Powerchair FC team.