PUZZLE Centre celebrated its 10th birthday last Friday, with a celebration party at the Carriage House Restaurant at Claydon House.
Patron of the charity John Bercow PM helped principal Alex Stanyer cut the celebration cake, and supporters enjoyed the unseasonal sunshine at the event.
Puzzle has pioneered early intervention for pre-school children with significant difficulties in communicating with the world around them.
From modest beginnings in Alex’s home, the centre registered as a charity in 2004, and moved into its specialised building in Middle Claydon in 2006.
A two-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund was secured in 2009 for funding to 2011 and the centre had its second ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report last November.
Last year the centre hosted a national conference attended by 160 delegates.
It has recently launched its new website, www.puzzlecentre.orguk