A Dunstable charity will be celebrating its 21st birthday in style next month - with a royal visit.
The Duchess of Gloucester will be re-visiting The Disability Resource Centre in Dunstable on September 9 to celebrate 21 years of the local independent charity, which is run by disabled people for disabled people.
It will be her second visit since the charity was set up.
In its 21 years the Centre has supported 100,000 local disabled people, has grown to an over £2million pound turnover, has a sister Centre in Northampton and employs more than 60 staff, of which more than half have disabilities.
Chief Executive Mick Dillon said: The Centre is now locally, regionally and nationally recognised and in addition to welcoming back the Duchess we also hope to welcome back four original founding members, who collectively took the first tentative steps to forming the organisation in 1989.
“A wide range of dignitaries are expected, and we will be introducing the DRC Timeline as part of the celebrations.”