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Local education stalwart steps down

Mollie King - 40 years with Brookmans Park WEA
Mollie King - 40 years with Brookmans Park WEA
Camera courtesy of Fujifilm
For 25 years Mollie King has been involved in providing access to education and learning for local adults.

Now, at the age of 87, she is stepping down as chairperson for the Brookmans Park Workers' Educational Association (WEA).

Mollie plans to continue her involvement with the WEA, but as a student and not a volunteer official. She says she wants to keep learning and has enjoyed every minute of her time with the Brookmans Park WEA.

"It has been very rewarding, I don't know how many people I have met over the years would have coped without it, particularly mothers who felt tied to the home. It gave them a chance to get out, broaden their minds and learn something," she said.

The Brookmans Park WEA is part of a nationwide organisation set up to support the educational needs of working men and women who have previously missed out on education.

It is one of the UK's largest charities with more than 650 local branches and around 16,500 members. Mollie has been involved with the Brookmans Park branch for more than 40 years.

The WEA believes that education is a lifelong goal and should continue beyond school, college and university in order to help people develop their potential in a democratic society.

All members volunteer their time and efforts for the benefit of the WEA objectives.

2 July 2003

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