Fond farewell to chair of Pos+Ability Linda Neate after seven years

PUBLISHED: 11:38 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 23 May 2019

Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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The founder and chairwoman of a Cambridgeshire charity that supports people living with long-term neurological conditions has stepped down after seven years.

Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Linda Neate first set up Pos+Ability in 2012 to offer chair-based exercise and one-to-one support to people living with conditions such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy.

Members of the charity gathered last week to thank Linda for her work and to wish her a happy retirement.

She will remain as an ambassador for Pos+Ability after raising more than £200,000 for charity through the years.

Lady Ava Paice, president of the charity, said: "Linda has been instrumental in the development of our services.

Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Dedication from Pos+Ability chair Linda Neate praised as she steps down after seven years. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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"Her energy and passion for our organisation has made it the success it is today.

"We would love to hear from anyone who would like to support us either as a trustee or a volunteer to continue Linda's great work."

The charity was originally set up in Ely but has now expanded to five groups in four centres in Histon, Ely, Littleport and Soham.

They have also started a specialist session in Littleport combining physical exercises together with memory activities for people with dementia.

For more information on Pos+Ability contact Christina on 07565 598 193 or email PosAbility3@gmail.com

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