This year will be the 70th Anniversary of Relate, a fantastic organisation I first came across when I was a young barrister – then called the National Marriage Guidance Council. It is a shining beacon in Breakdown Britain and in Hertfordshire we are lucky to have such a strong organisation based in Letchworth Garden City.
Nothing is of more social value to our society than helping families to live together in harmony. A home with a father and mother supporting their children’s efforts is the ideal and Relate helps couples to resolve their problems and work together. They have saved many families from the agonies of separation and in the process have helped thousands of young people to have a solid start in life. I strongly believe that if more couples would trust Relate to help them, we would have less social problems than we do.
It is a great organisation and is to be congratulated on its success over the past 70 years.