On 7th October 2015 we celebrated our 70 year anniversary by formally opening the doors to our new flagship Bromsgrove office, which will be the new base for our West Midlands and Head Office teams. The opening coincided with our annual Heritage Day and was filled with inspiring stories of how the Trust was founded in 1945 by Paul Field and his wife, Ruby, along with opportunities to gain further insight into our heritage. We heard amazing speeches from our Chair of the Trustees, John Glover and our President, Andrew Turner and to mark this momentous occasion we also unveiled our commemorative plaque. The plaque was unveiled by our former President, Lady Jane Willoughby de Eresby, who also shared some heart-warming stories around how she became involved with the Trust many years ago.
The opening was a brilliant success and we were very pleased to host around 70 people throughout the course of the day. We were joined by lots of our Lifetime carers, current carers, former and current staff members, Trustees and supporters of the Trust. We spent the day hearing about the incredible history of the CFT and celebrating our work supporting hundreds of children over the years. Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a fantastic event. Here’s to continuing to do more of the same for many years to come!