'The Isle of Thanet Society'
Known as ‘The Isle of Thanet Society for Mentally Handicapped Children & Adults’, the organisation was started by the Broadstairs 3: Mrs Saunders, Mrs Fryer & Mrs Ansell (a local teacher).
These were parents of children with learning disabilities who were looking for and thus creating activities for their children to get involved in.
Other parents joined this group in time. Later another group of parents established a branch in Margate including Dr & Mrs Sutcliffe (after whom William and Charlotte Houses were named in 1996).
The Margate group affiliated to Royal Mencap incorporated the Broadstairs group becoming the organisation we have today.