Dedicated dad helps inspire young people

Con Attridge

Con Attridge

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

HE IS responsible for looking after a Southampton charity for children with disabilities.

For the past eight years Con Attridge has been a part of the Rose Road Association helping young people with disabilities and offering support to their carers and families, which is why he is our latest Community Star nomination.

It’s a cause close to his heart, as his 19-year-old daughter Katie has autism and has been going to the Rose Road Bradbury Centre since she was a child.

The 55-year-old from Portswood has been working as the Rose Road chairman for four years and is devoting all his time to helping people in his community and spending time with his family after retiring as an HR director.

More than 400 young people benefit from the Rose Road services which also open up to the community for the children’s play rooms and swimming pools, which are all overseen by Con.

And he has been an integral part of the charity’s work by always getting involved in fundraising projects.

His colleague Neil Wilson, who has nominated Con for the Daily Echo’s Community Star award said: “He is such an inspirational character and a great person who really does put others before himself every time.

“He is so devoted to Katie and his family and Con really wants to help his community by supporting all the kids that come through those doors and also works with his church to help people city-wide.

“Con will always be the first person in and the last one out, he works so hard and it would be lovely for him to be recognised for helping all these kids that adore him.”

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