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Blue Skies project moves to new horizon in Stepney with a tear for the old place in Bow

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 December 2018

Blue Skies project says farewell to William Brinson centre in Bow after 45 years. Picture: Vibrance

Blue Skies project says farewell to William Brinson centre in Bow after 45 years. Picture: Vibrance

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A charity helping disabled adults has shed a tear moving out of William Brinson centre in the Bow Road where it’s been for 45 years.

The Blue Skies project run by Vibrance social care charity has moved to a new place in Stepney Way after a farewell bash on Friday with music and a short film of memories of the old place going back to 1973.

“There were a few tears because we have such a long association with the building,” Vibrance chief executive Paul Allen admitted. “We didn’t want the move to be without celebrating the role that the William Brinson centre has played in our story, what’s been achieved over the years and the opportunities our new home offers.”

The old building was opened by magistrate and Tower Hamlets councillor William Brinson in 1973, housing the Blue Skies project that helps adults with complex needs such as autism. Trained staff trained to communicate with effective interaction.

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