Peter and Janet Brown

Their contribution and assistance to people with learning difficulties is legendary. Peter’s sister Jean was born with Down Syndrome. The lack of support for those with learning difficulties in those days was apparent both to him and his parents, which has acted as a driving force throughout his life. Peter has been involved with Braintree Mencap for a massive sixty years! Most of this time as President of the Charity. As a result the improvement in facilities is so great that it does not bear comparison with the past. Where does Janet come in? Well she married into the job when she wed Peter over 50 years ago. She has chaired Braintree Mencap for the past thirteen years, more or less from its inception, to the flourishing organisation that it is today. As she and Peter step back and look to a well-earned retirement it is unlikely that their phones will stop ringing. They are Stars in every sense.

David Wiles - Tabor Academy

David Wiles is the estates manager of the Tabor Academy Braintree and also a Royal British Legion Youth officer. He has created an event at the school, which ensures that the students of today, and of the future, will not forget the fallen soldiers. The school follows the full protocol of the act of remembrance from The Royal Albert Hall Festival, with wreaths being laid in respect of the fallen. The event concludes with the last post, and two minutes silence. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, Tabor Academy will remember them. 

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