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Many of you may already know owners Andy and Ash Mahoney through our sister company 24x7 Ltd, a local Stansted company that runs contracted transport for schools, special needs children and social care. They also hold the contract for 24×7 Stansted Airport Taxis, the official private transport provider to London Stansted Airport, dedicated to making airport transfers safe, reliable and comfortable.

Andy established Europe’s first specialist holiday centre for children with special needs and their families or carers in Portugal.
Andy runs a successful business providing transport to and from schools for disabled children. He was frustrated to see that, while mainstream schools provide travel experiences far and wide for their students, these opportunities are denied to youngsters with special needs, as there are not adequate facilities abroad. He was inspired to set up ‘Centre Algarve’ in the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The 14-bedroom resort is fully equipped to allow people with special needs, young and old, to experience foreign cultures and adventures in a safe environment.

The ‘Centre Algarve’ you set up is supporting people with special needs and their families to be able to enjoy the experience of visiting a foreign culture in a safe environment.
“Across the world British volunteers like you are helping to build a better world for everyone. The Point of Light award is a small thank you on behalf of the whole country, in recognition of your exceptional service.

In a personal letter to Andy, Prime Minister Theresa May

I’m honoured to receive a Points of Light Award. It is recognition not only for me but for all the volunteers and staff that have helped to make the Centre Algarve such a special place. Our aim to develop a safe, secure holiday centre in mainland Europe enabling families, schools and groups with special needs to holiday in the knowledge that they have a safe environment with the facility’s they require, has been made possible with the help and dedication of a great management team and over 600 volunteers. The 24×7 Special Needs Holiday Trust, with the help of some very special people, will continue the work of enabling people to have a holiday that they could not normally have.

To have had so many people involved has been truly inspiring, and on behalf of myself and all the users of Centre Algarve, both past and future, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone that has joined in the dream, and made it a reality.

Andy Mahoney

I’m delighted that Andy’s work has been recognised in this way. For over ten years, Andy has been working with special needs children. With the Centre Algarve – the first of its kind in Europe – his inspiration has galvanised the extraordinary support of many volunteers from the Algarve and beyond. It is truly a remarkable initiative and the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award is a fitting tribute to Andy’s vision and dedication.

Ambassador to Portugal, Kirsty Hayes.

and in case that wasn’t enough to keep him busy…..

Workaway

Andy’s work with Centre Algarve has also led to his involvement with Workaway. The world's leading community for volunteering, working and cultural exchange to promote cultural understanding between different peoples and lands throughout the world.

Their mission is:

To enable people travelling on a limited budget to fully appreciate living and working in a foreign environment.

To enable language learners to experience different countries and immerse themselves in their target language whilst living abroad.

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange, volunteering and work opportunities between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers who can stay with families, individuals or organizations that are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

Their philosophy is simple:

A few hours honest help per day in exchange for food and accommodation and an opportunity to learn about the local lifestyle and community, with friendly hosts in varying situations and surroundings and promote paid work positions for hosts looking for extra help with their business.

To promote the exchange between people from different nationalities, and give a chance for volunteers to contribute to a cause.

To enable language learners to experience different countries and immerse themselves in their target language whilst living abroad.

To give opportunity to projects around the world to receive support from skilled volunteers and have a real and immediate impact on their projects.

We are currently very lucky to have volunteers at Little Easton Manor who are working tirelessly around the manor and grounds to refurbish and restore in conjunction with our Estates Manager.

Breathe Easy

They’re a breath of fresh air…

24×7 Stansted support eforests as their carbon offset partner, planting trees to help reduce the carbon cost of your taxi journey by contributing just 10p every time you use their taxis! Every 10p donation paid will be matched by 24×7 Stansted or for just a £5 donation (and theirs) you can have 2 trees planted. It’s amazing to think that the annual carbon consumed by these trees at maturity is 2 tons! We can all “pay it forward” to Mother Nature and effectively offset enough carbon to neutralise most individuals’ average taxi and private car use for a whole year.
Donations may be made at the booking desk within the International Arrivals hall at Stansted Airport or by credit card by phoning 01279 661 661 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Little Easton Manor

Park Road, Little Easton

Great Dunmow, Essex

CM6 2JN, England

01371 872857

info@littleeastonmanor.uk

Your Taxi's Awaiting

WE’LL PICK UP YOUR GUESTS FROM THE AIRPORT

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.

Essex Business Excellence

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

Andy and Mel look forward to giving you the warmest of welcomes when you visit Little Easton Manor. Keep a look out for then as you stroll round the gardens and lakes, visiting for an event or personal celebration.

(They’re the ones that are smiling…)