HRH meeting Tom Yendell at Flat Spaces. Cllr Ashcroft and Mrs Sarah Thorne in the background

HRH meeting Tom Yendell of Flat Spaces

HRH Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, visited Flat Spaces Hampshire on July 14.     HRH was greeted by Mr Tom Yendell and his wife Lucy. Tom is the Chairman and Founder of Flat Spaces Foundation; a charity that provides purpose built, fully accessible holiday accommodation for those with severe disabilities, their families and carers.

Tom created Flat Spaces from recognising the demand for such properties and accessible travel within the UK for people with disabilities.

HRH in discussion with Cllr Ashcroft, Chairman of EHDC and Tom Yendell

HRH in discussion with Cllr Ashcroft, Chairman of EHDC and Tom Yendell

Launched in May 2015, Flat Spaces Hampshire is the first of many identical properties planned around the country.   The unparalleled space, facilities and equipment coupled with full accessibility enables guests to travel with confidence knowing their will be met.

Guests of Flat Spaces have given glowing reviews, for example;

“Flat Spaces has been beyond perfect – equipped beyond our wildest expectations”

“This is the first and only place I have seen which has surpassed all expectations.”

“We have travelled plenty but never stayed anywhere where our son’s needs have been met so well by the accommodation.”

HRH admires Tom Yendell's own pictures in Flat Spaces Twin room with electric profiling beds

HRH admires Tom Yendell’s artwork in Flat Spaces Twin room with electric profiling beds

Also on hand to meet HRH was Cllr Glynis Watts, the Director of Flat Spaces, alongside many trustees of the charity. One of the trustees included mouth painter Rob Trent. Both Rob and founder Tom are members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. HRH Princess Alexandra was presented with a floral image by Tom Yendell during her visit, as well as a showcase of both Tom and Rob Trent’s artistic pieces.

Tom Yendell said:

“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 future Flat Space Holiday homes around the country.”

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