Lynne Featherstone visits "inspirational" playgroup for children with special needs

Lynne Featherstone with members of the Challenge GroupTo mark National Carers Week, Lynne Featherstone MP, on Friday, attended a special visit, to see the vital support and respite care provided by a Muswell Hill-based playgroup for local children with special needs, and their parents.

The ‘Challenge Group’, based at St James’ Church, was started by Muswell Hill resident Celia Webster and supports local parents of children with special needs, by helping with childcare and providing the chance to meet fellow parents, have a quiet break and a massage.

Parents who are interested in coming along on Fridays, should contact Celia Webster on or phone on 020 8883 6277.

Lynne Featherstone MP, comments:

“Being the parent of a child with special needs, Celia turned the frustration of not getting enough support into something so practical and inspirational – she started a playgroup for the children.

“The Challenge Group gives mums and dads the chance to have a break, get pampered and meet other parents in a similar situation. It has clearly been invaluable to the parents who come here.

“It is such an inspirational group to visit for National Carer’s Week. Full credit to Celia, for her hard work and dedication.”