A gathering of over 100 volunteers and supporters watched Louis Ruddlesden officially open the Torquay Child Contact Centre new extension in September which is providing a much needed dedicated room for families with younger children and babies. The room has been built above the area that has served as the contact centre since its inception in 1991. The ribbon was cut by Sheila Nelson who, with her late husband Brian, were founder co-ordinators and who had started fund raising towards the new room in 1995.
Several of the original volunteers were also present at the opening together with representatives of local solicitors, Cafcass and many of the groups and individuals who contributed to the fund-raising. Everyone enjoyed a cream tea before watching Sheila cut the ribbon at the gateway to the new centre and everyone was able to see the display boards featuring the many contributors to the £60,000 building fund.