A GROUP of young adults with learning disabilities overcame a number of challenges to achieve their Silver Duke of Edinburgh award with a helping hand from MacIntyre Learning Centre.

A celebration, which was attended by the Mayor of Warrington, Clr Peter Carey, was held at the Town Hall to mark their successes.

As part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, the young people have completed a wide range of activities which included raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, organising a music and dance performance and an art exhibition.

Darren Briggs, head of service at MacIntyre Learning Centre said: “Both groups of young people worked so hard and overcame so many challenges to achieve their awards. It truly was a delight to be part of, not to mention being part of their journey in their lives.”

It was a double celebration as the MacIntyre Learning Centre, based on Mersey Street, also became a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,000 children and adults with learning disabilities, at more than 120 MacIntyre services across the UK.