Fun day turns back the clock

A DISABILITY support service turned back the clock in Morpeth to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a retro fun day.

Turning Point Coqbeck Support Service, which provides a range of support for adults with learning disabilities to help them lead independent lives, organised the celebration at Storey Park Community Centre.

The event was part of a series of parties across the country to mark 20 years’ service by Turning Point.

Both staff and clients joined in the fun, donning 80s and 90s fancy dress and taking part in indoor and outdoor games, such as giant Connect 4, snakes and ladders and jenga, as well as table games and rounders.

The highlight of the event was a performance by drum group Rhythm Stix, which is made up of users of the Alnwick Centre, and they may repeat their gig at the Turning Point Christmas party.

Service Manager Lynn Whitehead said: “For 20 years now Turning Point has been supporting people with a learning disability to lead more independent and fulfilling lives within their local communities.

“The retro fun day was the perfect way of celebrating this milestone and it was great to see everyone having a fabulous time — the day could not have been better.”

For more information about the service call 01670 519071.