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#WATWB The retirees who gave up their home to help kids with anxiety

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I came across this story via a segment on the BBC’s ‘One Show‘ on Tuesday 23rd. January. Seeking more information I was surprised by an apparent lack of coverage in other UK media. I found this article, from 2015, in an Australian newspaper. That seems to be based around the couple’s ‘Pride of Britain’ award that year. Scroll down the linked page to find them under ‘Special Recognition’ (theirs is the third such award listed).

So, what is it all about? Six years ago Vivienne Morgan read about a teenager who had committed suicide after having been bullied at school. Vivienne was 68 at the tiime, and her husband 91. She decided to open a school dedicated to the care and education of children experiencing anxiety. With no knowledge or experience of education or child care she set about recruiting specialist staff, securing the necessary approval from various authorities and opened the school in her home.

You can learn more about the school from its website or by following the links I’ve provided above.
The Core Values Northleigh House seeks to promote in its students are: positive self-esteem, confidence in one’s own judgement, self-reliance, ambition and compassion, and independence.

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this story, Frank. An amazing couple. Just shows, we’re never too old to make a difference. We live and walk among people who are spreading light and compassion.

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  2. dgkaye says:

    What a beautiful and selfless thing to do. 🙂

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  3. Ordinary people doing the extraordinary… I love these stories. Thanks for sharing, and for joining the #WATWB this month. Happy weekend!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  4. Emily Bloomquist says:

    This is such a fabulous endeavor. They did not just speak about how to help – they jumped in completely and devoted themselves to helping. Thanks for this great story Frank!

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  5. simonfalk28 says:

    What a delightful couple they are, Frank. Such a good cause as well. Suicide touched our family too and I’m always pleased to see people doing something to help. Thanks for sharing and being part of our WATWB.

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