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Woodside resident to launch charity

26th February 2007

A resident at a Norfolk care home is looking to set up a support group for disabled Christians.

Norwich Evening News reports that Gail Baverstock, who is a resident at Barchester's Woodside House Care Home, wants to create an Anglican branch of the Disabled Christians Fellowship.

The charity, which involves local church helpers, aims to educate churches about disability issues and promote the involvement of disabled Christians.

Ms Baverstock, who has cerebral palsy, told the newspaper: "I feel there is a need for a fellowship of this kind, especially as not all disabilities are straightforward like mine.

"Many are multiple disabilities, making it difficult for them to take part in a normal service, or they are just unable to sit for any length of time if they have back problems."

The Through the Roof charity incorporates the Disabled Christians Fellowship, which was established in 1959.