The Disabilities Trust is delighted to announce that Vodafone have donated £1000 to the ConnectAbility appeal as part of their [Vodafone’s] community development programme. The money will be spent on purchasing assisted technology equipment for service users at Ernest Kleinwort Court (EKC), part of the Trust’s Disability Lifestyles division located in Burgess Hill.

The Manager of Burgess Hill Vodafone, Graham Duffy, presented the cheque to service user Dean from EKC who was delighted to receive it.


Graham said “We’re thrilled that we’re able to help such a worthwhile cause in Burgess Hill. The work carried out by The Disabilities Trust makes a huge a difference to the lives of so many people with physical and learning disabilities. This will be even more valuable with assistive technology, so we’re delighted to be able to support them in this area.”

Service Manger Jo Spencer-Hewett from EKC said “We are delighted to have been chosen by Vodafone to receive the donation. It will mean that we are moving closer to our ConnectAbility target and can continue buying assistive technology for our service users which will benefit them greatly.”

Ernest Kleinwort Court supports people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, the service is committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

Our focus is on maintaining and maximizing a lifestyle as well as providing physical care. We do this by providing real choice, options and giving our service users control over their lives. We believe in enhancing our Service Users independence whilst delivering cost effective outcomes in a person centred environment.

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