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Having been heavily involved in the Special Needs field for many years, often arranging free transportation for charity fun day trips, Andy Mahoney, Managing Director of 24 x 7 Group, was approached by a member of staff, Annette Courtney (now a Trustee), enquiring if he knew of any facilities that would cater for her fourteen-year-old daughter whom she had never been able to take away.

Andy soon established that Special Needs Schools, centres and families alike all struggle to arrange educational trips, find short breaks and take holidays abroad due to a lack of facilities across mainland Europe.

Astonished by this (given the fact that many main stream schools send pupils far and wide these days, with children discovering many wonderful exciting new experiences), Andy felt this was just not right. Believing opportunities should be accessible to all (and not only limited to mainstream schools and families), and having unsuccessfully tried to find a suitable place for Annette to take her daughter on holiday, Andy decided that the time had come for change. It was time for the 24×7 Group to raise the barrier so everybody could enjoy holidays abroad no matter what their disability.

The creation of Centre Algarve now ensures that not only are schools and centres are able to arrange inclusive trips so their students can experience foreign cultures and adventures in a safe environment, but individuals can enjoy a holiday catering for all their needs.

Andy and his team also quickly realised that Centre Algarve’s facilities could even be used for rehabilitation and not just holidays. They have now donated all fourteen rooms to injured service personnel for two weeks a year for the next five years.

Centre Algarve is to be accessible to all and that means EVERYBODY. The 24×7 Special Needs Holiday Trust was created as a registered UK charity to financially assist where it could. The trust is constantly looking at ways to raise funds to send people to Centre Algarve for a well-deserved break, turning their wishes into a reality.

Centre Algarve has created a safe environment for everybody to enjoy, a facility which was dedicated to catering for specialist and individual needs.
Andy Mahoney has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May with the #PointsofLight Award.

The award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community. Find out more about Andy's and his work in Centre Algarve in this video. It isn't hard to figure out why he won the award.

Andy Mahoney has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May with the #PointsofLight Award. The award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

Find out more about Andy's and his work in Centre Algarve in this video. It isn't hard to figure out why he won the award.

The Centre Algarve.

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Little Easton Manor

Park Road, Little Easton

Great Dunmow, Essex

CM6 2JN, England

01371 872857

Your Taxi's Awaiting


Our sister company 24×7 Stansted Airport Taxis are the official private transport provider to London Stansted Airport, dedicated to making airport transfers as safe, reliable and comfortable as possible. Their brand-new fleet of taxis are clean, modern, luxurious, air conditioned and energy efficient. The fully licensed drivers are handpicked for professionalism and courtesy.

Operating 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, the service offers fast turnaround times including early morning/ peak demand periods and is supported by the latest electronic booking and payment systems.

They’re also well equipped to meet the transport requirements of passengers with special needs, and a number the fleet are custom-built to facilitate wheelchair access or excess luggage accommodation.

Also available for executive, chauffeur and private hire for the duration of your stay 

Perfect For Parties

Searching for the perfect location for your next party?

Indoor or outdoor, large or small, Little Easton Manor wants you to love every moment of your celebrations and will help you arrange a day (or night) to remember.

The Barn Theatre can accommodate up to 140 of your nearest and dearest and the band of your dreams can tread our famous boards. Alternatively, an elegant soiree on the terrace followed by a DJ with all the right tracks may be more your style in the intimate surroundings of the Turkey Barn catering for around 70 guests.

You may choose caterers of your choice and we’ll run the bar.

If you choose to make it a party for the whole family, young and old, we have perfect lawns around the venues for garden games, entertainers and so much more. The only restriction is your imagination.

Jewel of England

Described as a "jewel of England, perfectly set …”

Steeped in history, romance and a love of family, Little Easton Manor, set in 66 glorious acres of Essex countryside, offers a unique opportunity to choose the wedding you really want.

We give you a stunning grade II listed manor of distinction with unrivalled heritage and spectacular grounds to host the day of your dreams, allowing you to fill our home with the people and things that will make you feel special. If it's possible we'll achieve it. Love conquers all.

Quiet and intimate, bold or dramatic - the choice is yours. We want to unleash your dreams and make your special day unforgettable.

A visit is free and we'd love to help you discover the day you've been waiting for. People and feelings matter most. Let's talk about what matters to you...

We want to fulfil your fairy tale HAPPY EVER AFTER ❤ and have the passion to make sure your day stands out from the crowd.

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