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Community Links in Canning Town lauded at opening of care facility

PUBLISHED: 06:00 04 June 2012

Sahara Homes donated 10K to Links - Kevin Jenkins, Community Links CEO collects the cheque from Christine Bowden and staff at the Parkside Home

Sahara Homes donated 10K to Links - Kevin Jenkins, Community Links CEO collects the cheque from Christine Bowden and staff at the Parkside Home

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Newham charity Community Links were special guests at the opening of a care facility for learning disabilities on Thursday.

Sahara Homes, a housing association providing residential care to people with learning disabilites, invited Community Links co-founder Kevin Jenkins to an open day at Parkside Homes, one of their facilities in Longbridge Road, Barking.

Representatives from Sahara Homes presented Community Links, based in Barking Road, with a donation for £10,000 for their inclusion work with the disabled.

The afternoon event also marked the opening of the Jean Brown Arena which was commemorated with the woman herself cutting an enormous cake with her husband Terence.


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