CraftAbility in Thaxted recently celebrated the 95th birthday of member Pam Keogh.

The organisation, formerly Thaxted Centre for the Disabled, provides craft activities for disabled people and recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Pam celebrated her birthday with cake, flowers and a card signed by all the CraftAbility members and volunteers.

Her daughter-in-law, Ginger, joined the group for the presentation and an enthusiastic signing of 'Happy Birthday'.


Pam is well known in the group for wearing hats, often surprising the others with one they have not seen yet.

To find out more about CraftAbility and their work, either as a member or a volunteer, email

The centre on Dunmow Road is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm.