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Jackie's story

Jackie has enjoyed an amazing and enriched life as a resident of Ravenswood Village

My first cousin Jackie, moved in to Ravenswood in 1979.


On the occasion of her 50th birthday held at Ravenswood in 2014 - my sister Karen presented Jackie with a drawing that she had done - which depicts Jackie's adventures to date!



The map of her life starts with her birth in 1964 - her homes in Herne Hill and then in Bromley before moving to Ravenswood and her amazing experiences during her time in the Village.


These included trips to Brazil, Cambodia, Vietnam and Madagascar.

She met Diana Princess of Wales and she participated in the Special Olympics.




Up until 2019, Jackie also came to our annual family picnic on Hampstead Heath.


There is no question that Jackie has enjoyed an amazing and enriched life as a resident of Ravenswood Village but it's also sad, that over the last 8 years there have been cut backs on some of the extra curricular activities and also a reduction in the number of places available in the village.


Let's hope that Ravenswood Village will be opened up to more residents and that Norwood will be creative in finding new ways to fund its expansion.

Simone

Jackie's cousin



Ravenswood Village is currently under consultation with the possibility of closure. Please show your support for our families and friends to keep their home by signing the petition below. These are vulnerable people who deserve to continue to live where they feel happy, loved and safe.


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