A trio of VIPs helped a ground-breaking care home in Wrexham celebrate a milestone.
Among those who attended the 10th anniversary party at Bryn Bella were Wrexham mayor Cllr David Griffiths, Wrexham MP Ian Lucas and AM Lesley Griffiths.
All three paid tribute to the work done at Bryn Bella, part of the Pendine Park care organisation.
They chatted to members of an art class and looked at an exhibition organised by artist-in-residence Sarah Edwards.
After a short speech by proprietor Mario Kreft, both Cllr Griffiths and Mr Lucas were presented with paintings by residents while Lesley Griffiths was given a bouquet of flowers.
When it was opened in 1999, the specialist care Bryn Bella provided for younger people was rare.
More recently, Penybryn, a new centre of excellence to care for younger people with brain injuries has also been established at Pendine Park.
The mayor has been a frequent visitor to Pendine Park during his term of office.
He said: “It’s always a special occasion to come here, particularly as Bryn Bella celebrates 10 years of service to the community.”
Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths said: “I’m delighted – 10 years of this wonderful facility here in Wrexham is something to be celebrated.”
“This facility was the first of its kind when it opened and I think it completely sums up what Mario Kreft seems to be able to achieve.”
MP Ian Lucas said Pendine Park provided a ‘superb service’.
He added: “Every person here is treated as an individual.”
Veronica Smaje, manager of Bryn Bella, said: “The residents really enjoyed our 10th anniversary celebration – they are always at the centre of everything we do.”