A ‘breathing space’, both literal and metaphorical.


Much of Maymessy’s appeal lies in the charm of its location and the beauty of its surroundings overlooking the Vale of the White Horse. For adults and children, the centre will provide a “breathing space”, both literal and metaphorical. Anna Richards is a qualified life coach, and brings a reflective and positive ethos to the whole enterprise.

“I volunteered for Maymessy in 2018 as part of my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. It is the only social enterprise of it’s kind in my area, I wanted to help young people being a young person myself. I enjoyed planting the vegetable garden as it gave me a sense of satisfaction knowing that my efforts were helping other people my age. I also feel I have benefited from volunteering at the events hosted at Maymessy to get an insight into organising charitable events.”

Tilda Leighton Sissons