On Sunday 25th June 2017 we formally celebrated the 50 years of 'Making quality time possible'.
150 people joined The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire: Sarah Rose Troughton, The Mayor Of Swindon Councilor Maureen Penny, The Bishop of Swindon The Reverend Dr Lee Rayfield, Robert Buckland MP and officials of the Wroughton Youth Adventure Charity past and present.
Apart from a brief rain shower it was a pleasant and enjoyable afternoon with music provided by the Wroughton Silver Band. It was a lovely atmosphere of love, success and joy.
The Lord Lieutenant, referencing the Wroughton Youth Adventure Charity (who run Legge House), observed in her speech that:
We were all young once, but Legge House gives people of all ages the chance to come and have an ADVENTURE and to be away from home, sometimes for the first time.
CHARITY. To all the kind people who run this place and to all the volunteers - I thank you and congratulate you, and I trust you are very proud of all you do to make Legge House such a legendary place.
The Mayor said in her speech:
How do you quantify the benefit of children spending quality time away from their parents? Character building; Independence; Friendship; Broadening Horizons; Learning to cope as individuals with the problems that life throws at them.
These benefits cannot be measured as mere statistics as the payback lasts well into the life of the individual and can be seen in the growth and transformation of the child into a well-rounded adult.
A service that Legge House still endeavours to provide both today and in to the future.