Wendi Coles was one of the founding Trustees of Thomley. Wendi’s involvement stemmed from her own experiences of having a son with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Having been involved for 10 years in the governance of other organisations which support families with disabled family members, Wendi’s interest has focused on the provision of support for parents of people with learning disabilities, and access to information. She also acts as an advocate for parents on a number of different parent forums. “I am absolutely thrilled to see how much the centre has grown over the years and how much joy and support it has offered to disabled children, young people and adults, as well as their families”.