Service users at Hollyrood, our residential support service for people on the autism spectrum in Lindfield, invited friends, family and staff to celebrate their 20th birthday on 17 August. Fun included a circus skills workshop, tea cup ride, singer, hook a duck and ice cream.

Service Manager Rachel Priestly said: “What an incredible day it has been, I am proud to support the service users and their families at Hollyrood and cannot thank the staff enough for their time in setting up and organising this event. Special thanks go to the Rapid Relief Team who provided the BBQ and drinks, and MoniCakes who donated our birthday cake (both pictured). We couldn’t put on these types of events without the support and donations of the local community. Our service users and their families have had a truly magical (if not very tiring) day”.

Chief Executive and fellow guest Irene Sobowale also commented: “It was a wonderful day - service users, staff and guests all had a brilliant time and even the weather held out for us! The staff at our Hollyrood service and support teams from across the rest of The Disabilities Trust did a great job organising the event, a special mention and thank you to all the local businesses who were able to support us as we celebrated Hollyrood’s 20th Birthday.”

Take a look at some of the highlights of the day in the photos below.



Service users cut the cake (kindly donated by MoniCakes in Burgess Hill) along with service manager Rachel Priestley and Chief Executive Irene Sobowale.

Entertainment included circus skills such as juggling.

The giant bubbles were a huge hit!

Everyone enjoyed having a go with the Hula Hoops.

The fairground came to Hollyrood for the day in the form of a teacup ride.

Many thanks to Rapid Relief Team for putting on a delicious BBQ!