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Electrical warehouse transformed into parents' support centre in Crews Hill
A mother-of-two is due to open a parents’ support centre today after transforming an old electrical warehouse.
Lynn Saunders spent a month decorating the abandoned store at the back of Browns Garden Centre in Theobalds Park Road to get it ready for today’s 10am opening.
The 41-year-old decided to set up the Atlantis Spiritual Support Centre, which will help parents of autistic children, after a friend of hers complained that there was little support on offer in Enfield.
Ms Saunders, who lives in Waltham Abbey in Essex but grew up in London Road in Enfield Town, said: “It is looking good, it’s a lot better than it was before – it’s a massive difference from how it was before and it is actually looking really nice but when you are there all the time you don’t see it.
“People are saying ‘wow, I can’t believe what you have done.’”
Visitors can enjoy food and nibbles as well as a yoga workshop.
She hopes the group, which will open Tuesday to Sunday, will provide respite for parents of children with conditions including obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and dyspraxia.
She will provide therapies for the parents, including massages, readings, meditations and drumming circles.