Thank you to theaccessibleplanet.com for our inclusion and referrals. Their aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. A good, easy to use and impartial guide for a variety of good and services that are wheelchair friendly.

Anthony Collins Solicitors have supported us by sponsoring the West Heath House seminar earlier this year and sent another team of junior lawyers to complete a painting job.

Soreen have kindly offered 40 eat Soreen malt loaves in support of The Huw Thatcher Trust. Since 2011 The Huw Thatcher Trust has raised over £100,000 for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

Eat Natural kindly offered 100 eat natural bars in support of the The Huw Thatcher Trust. Since 2011 The Huw Thatcher Trust has raised over £100,000 for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

CISCO have already completed a number of volunteer challenges with us, such as, marathon cheering, gardening and painting. Each member of CISCO staff will have $10 per hour donated to The Disabilities Trust when they volunteer, in some cases this has generated over £1,000 per challenge - we are looking forward to our continued partnership.

Matalan Clearance in Sunderland have chosen St Barnabas House as their charity to support this year. They will be doing a number of charity events including it's a knockout, a raffle and other in-store fundraising activities. If you would like to donate you can do in-store or by calling 01915163260.

A big thank you to the fabulous team of volunteers from the Commercial Team from Eastbourne's NatWest bank who spent two days supporting physically disabled service users prepare for Christmas 2012 at Shinewater Court. The team of 12 assisted residents in a variety of activities in preparation for Christmas. These included putting up Christmas decorations, wrapping presents, writing
Christmas cards, amongst many other tasks! For more about their hard work please see here

Thank you to GU Energy for supplying our 2013 runners with GU Energy Gels to help them get round their running course! Your support is greatly appreciated! In 1991, Gu changed the way athletes refuel during exercise by introducing the world's first energy gel. Since then, GU has continually strived to produce the most advanced sports nutrition products design. No matter what you are doing there is a GU product for you.

We are now supported by Leeds-based Core Telecom who have been working with The Disabilities Trust Foundation which supports people with complex needs who may have difficulty in accessing health and social care services.

Mahmood Mazhar, Chief Executive of Core Telecom & 08Direct said: "We have a proud history of working with a wide range charities, and it is a great pleasure to be able to provide a brand new helpline for The Disabilities Trust. This is part of our on-going support of the Foundation, whose work is of great importance to me. I hope that by working together we can make a real difference to people's lives."

Thank you to High 5 who have offered 200 Zero tablet envelopes for our challenge fundraisers next year! Challenge events can be fun and cover such activities as bungee jumping, sky-diving, dragon boat racing or taking part in a zip wire event.

Thanks to Mobile Mini in Manningtree, Essex who have donated a storage container for FEN House for their excess storage needs! Read the full news story here.

National Accident Helpline offer free, confidential advice for those who’ve suffered an injury. Their legally trained advisors and network of solicitors can help you to make a compensation claim.

Thank you to the Motor Accident Solicitors society (MASS) for supporting BIRT as their charity of the year for two years, donating nearly £20,000. For full story see here

Thank you to Quills Office solutions who have fundraised for us through their toner recycling scheme.

Thank you to Livia’s Kitchen for running an online competition via Instagram and raised funds for BIRT.

Many thanks also go to the following companies who have very kindly supported our annual Christmas raffle, all proceeds of which are going toward the ConnectAbility Appeal, which was launched so we could fundraise for a range of assistive technology to increase the independence of the service users in our Physical Disability services: