WEST Lancs Mayor Marilyn Westley was left impressed after a visit to learning disability charity Midstream to see what the organisation offers to young people and adults.
Accompanied by High Sheriff Martin Ainscough and Mayoress Doreen Stephenson, the Mayor toured the Skelmersdale-based charity on Wednesday, August 17, to see each of the developments that the charity has undertaken since her last visit several years ago, including each of the vocational work areas and the Pathways to Adulthood classrooms.
The visitors were also shown the area set aside for Midstream’s planned upcoming expansion, which will include new catering and dining areas.
The charity’s clients, who are predominantly young people and adults with learning disabilities, enjoyed meeting with the VIPs, who made sure to stop and chat and find out more about what they like about attending Midstream and the support offered to them.
Anita Cooke, Midstream’s chief executive said: “We were absolutely delighted to host the High Sheriff of Lancashire and the Mayor and Mayoress of West Lancs here at Midstream. I am extremely proud of all of our client’s achievements and this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of their work. It was an engaging visit and one that I feel both our service users and staff alike enjoyed!”
After their tour, the VIPs enjoyed afternoon tea at Midstream’s onsite cafe, also sampling homemade jam and rhubarb and strawberry crumble, made with fruit grown by Midstream’s horticulture department.
Midstream’s operations manager, Mark Saxon said of the Mayor and High Sheriff’s visit: “They were clearly very impressed with everyone they met, the range of activities being offered at Midstream and the warmth shown by those they spoke with.”