In a special Virtual Coffee Morning, Hertsmere Mencap, who support over 200 learning disabled people and their families, was joined by Hertfordshire’s High Sheriff, Henry Holland-Hibbert. The main topic of discussion centred around the importance of communication to avoid feeling lonely and isolated during lockdown. Members shared stories about their lives and efforts to stay positive and how Hertsmere Mencap’s online activities have provided a lifeline during this challenging period.
Henry, who, in his year of office, represents The Queen in all matters relating to Law and Order in the County of Hertfordshire, enthused “Here is an organisation who are embedded in their local community in Hertsmere, who do so much to support those with learning difficulties – even through the lockdowns they have kept going on line to provide their valuable service. Bravo Hertsmere Mencap, we couldn’t do without you”
Members enjoyed seeing Henry dressed in his High Sheriff regalia including his sword and were captivated to hear all about Henry’s life as a High Sheriff. “It was nice to meet Henry on a Zoom meeting although I couldn’t meet him in person” said Michael, one of our members. “He was so kind in explaining his duties and his uniform in detail.”
Following the relaxation of lockdown rules, Hertsmere Mencap has re-started face-to-face activities such as Arts & Crafts, Dance and their evening Jubilee Club.