As Dame Vera celebrates her 102nd Birthday this month, she reflects on why the Charity she established in 2001 is as important to her today.
"My role as President is extremely important to me. The free service that our Charity provides is a lifeline to our families and we must keep it going for the children's sake.
"Perseverance and not giving up have been the secret of my success. Now I am reminded of the importance of perseverance regularly through my Charity. The perseverance these young children display every day is inspirational. Seeing a child smile, or his parents laugh, reminds me that giving up isn't worth it - persistence can be so rewarding.
"It is wonderful to still be involved and with your help we can continue to help all those little children and their families who need our support. It would mean so much to me it we were able to raise £5,000 to enable us to help even more families from across the Southeast access our vital and much needed services."
You can read more and make a donation to Dame Vera's Birthday Appeal here VERA102
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