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  • Chipchase and Able 2 celebrate Foundation’s 65th anniversary 16.02.18 - The Percy Hedley Foundation celebrated its 65th birthday today! On the same day in 1953, our story began when Percy Hedley School opened its doors for the first time to 12 children with cerebral palsy. Residents from Chipchase House and Ferndene Bungalows came together with people from Hedleys Able 2 to have a celebratory coffee […]
  • Happy Birthday to us! 16.02.18 - Today we mark 65 years since Percy Hedley School first opened its doors to 12 children with cerebral palsy. From humble beginnings, we are very proud to have grown to become one of the leading charities supporting disabled people. To read about how it all began click here
  • Skydiving is no limit for Percy Hedley student Jimmy 31.01.18 - A Percy Hedley School student who defied the odds to complete a sponsored skydive is planning a sixth adrenaline-fuelled jump. Jimmy Simpson, 18, from South Shields, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth and has been a wheelchair user all his life. The condition affects Jimmy’s movement, coordination and communication, but he has always […]
  • College students get angling certificates 24.01.18 - A group of the Adult Programme students at Hedleys College took part in an Angling course before Christmas. Sportivate is a national participation programme, funded by Sport England, which started in 2011. It aims to provide a range of attractive, accessible and sustainable sporting activities for 11-25 year olds, including a six-week Angling 4 All […]

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