Supporting Romsey based children’s charity

We are delighted to announce Allied Office Machines are sponsoring a local charity Romsey Opportunity Group. Mavis Watts, the founder of Romsey Opportunity Group and Steve Drayson, MD at Allied Office Machines

Romsey Opportunity Group supports children under five with physical, emotional and sensory disabilities and their families in a play based setting.

The charity has been open since 1971 and continues to provide facilities for babies to pre-school children with special needs. It gives the children the opportunity to learn and develop through play, as well as provide information, support and valuable respite for their families.

The group is run by a committee and staffed mainly by a team of volunteers which meets twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday morning between 10am-12pm at the Appletree Centre, Princes Road, Romsey.

The use of the building is provided courtesy of Hampshire County Council but they receive no other funding. Sessions are kept free thanks to on-going fundraising.

Steve Drayson, MD at Allied Office Machines, commented: “We are always happy to support a local charity and give back to the local community. The Romsey Opportunity Group is one of the few special needs centres in Hampshire where they cater for the youngest age group, zero to five years”

Sue Fisher,  Trustee & Volunteer at Romsey Opportunity Group, added, “ Allied Office Machines have kindly donated a printer/scanner which will help us produce our newsletters and run the administration side of our charity more effectively”