Paralympian opens new church facilities in Hertsmere

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 February 2015

Emma Wiggs cutting the ribbon watched by Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Carey Keates.

Emma Wiggs cutting the ribbon watched by Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Carey Keates.


Paralympian Emma Wiggs cut the ribbon when a church marked the opened of upgraded kitchen and toilet facilities.

Emma, the daughter of Annie Wiggs, church warden of St John the Baptist Church in Aldenham where the new facilities were built, was a member of the sitting volleyball team in the 2012 Paralympics.

The development includes toilet accommodation for people with disabilities.

The ceremony was held at the end of matins at the church and among the guests were the Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Carey Keates, Hertsmere borough councillor John Graham and Aldenham parish council chairman, Cllr Neil Payne.

Hertsmere council contributed to the financing of the new development under its community grant scheme with the largest sum coming from Richard Platt’s Relief-in-Need charity.

Also among the gurests was builder Matthew French who owns and runs Church Construction and Development, the company which carried out the work.

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