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Our annual Centre 404 quiz night is back and is taking place on Friday 3rd March from 6pm at St Luke’s Church. Familiar Centre 404 faces Bob and Derek will be compering the night whilst testing your knowledge alongside a delicious meal of curry, rice and naan bread.

There will be a raffle with some fantastic prices as well as our famous jewellery stall and a bar.

Tickets are only £12 and include a delicious curry meal.  We only have a handful of tickets left so get in touch to purchase them soon to avoid missing out!

Email us at fundraising@centre404.org.uk or call 0207 607 8762 for more information or to purchase your tickets. Alternatively you can book online here.

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On Wednesday 25 January, our Chair Jean Willson presented a talk to over 40 guests about the history of Centre 404 and her experiences growing up in the borough of Islington, and as a family carer.

Jean took her audience through the decades introducing it with music. She spoke about what was happening in the decade; what her family was doing; what was happening in the learning disability world, and how the centre was founded and grew.

Jean has been involved with Centre 404 for over 40 years, and an associated exhibition was displayed in the main hall where the talk was held documenting the history of the charity. This included information and pictures from when it was first founded by family carers of people with learning disabilities who were struggling to access the support they needed, and the involvement of our Patron Jeremy Corbyn over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

theo-jacob   danny-walbeck-laurent-koscielny-at-centre-404   arsenal-at-centre-404-xmas-playschemeThursday 22nd December was an extremely special day at Centre 404 as we were privileged to have players from Arsenal give up their time and come and spend the afternoon with our children who were taking part in the Christmas Playscheme.

Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin spent a couple of hours with our children’s group designing Christmas t-shirts, doing arts and crafts, signing cards and also giving out amazing presents!danny-jacob

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Arriving with Centre 404 branded stockings, in Arsenal colours of course, the footballers gave out presents individually to each child and even took some time to learn some makaton.

The atmosphere was amazing and the kids were super excited and couldn’t stop smiling. ‘This is the best day of my life’ was overheard quite a few times demonstrating just what an impact the footballers made.

We would like to say a big thank you to The Arsenal Foundation for arranging this wonderful afternoon and thank you to all the players for giving up their time so close to Christmas.

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You can watch footage from the day here.

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On 18th September, Mark, our regular Friday Night Social Volunteer, took part in the London Duathlon which involved a 10km run, followed by a 44km bike followed by a 5k run.

The event took place around Richmond Park and the average time for completing the event was three hours. It was definitely a mean feat of a challenge to take part in and we were in awe of Mark taking this on (completing it in 2 hours 36 minutes) but over the moon to learn that he had created a fundraising page for the event, with Centre 404 being his charity of choice to donate money to.
mark-volunteerduathalon-fundraiserMark said: “I chose to raise money for Centre 404 as a proud Friday Night Social volunteer. Seeing everyone at the disco always brightens my week and I wanted to be able to do something meaningful to help the centre out.

The Duathlon itself was great fun, but definitely the hardest thing I’ve done sporting wise. As a rugby player I’m not used to long distance sports, the cramps were real! But so glad I did it and I’m planning on a triathlon next summer.”

Mark’s target was to raise £200, however our last visit to his page has shown that not only has he surpassed this target but he has raised more than double the amount!

If you would like to donate to Mark for this wonderful event, please follow this link:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Briant1

Thank you to all our volunteers and fundraisers! We truly appreciate the time and commitment you give to Centre 404!

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