Princess Alexandra visits fully-accessible holiday home
14 July 2016
Princess Alexandra has visited Flat Spaces, a fully-accessible holiday bungalow in Hampshire, run by mouth artist Tom Yendell.
Tom set up the Flat Spaces Foundation because he realised that people with severe disabilities often cannot get away from home for holidays because of a lack of accessible options.
Princess Alexandra was taken on a tour of the property, before meeting trustees and Flat Spaces staff.
Flat Spaces Hampshire is the first of many properties planned around the country, to allow people to travel with their families and carers, knowing their sometimes very complex needs will still be met away from home.
Tom Yendell is also a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists group, and his paintings decorate the bungalow. Before she left, the Princess was presented with a piece of his work.
Tom said of the visit: "We were extremely honoured that HRH Princess Alexandra found the time in her very busy schedule to visit Flat Spaces, Hampshire. With the success of our first bungalow showing the great need for properties such as ours, the Foundation is now gearing up to raise the funds for the future Flat Space Holiday homes around the country".