Market Place shopping centre in Burgess Hill had some festive visitors on 12th December for The Disabilities Trust's ‘Dress as an elf on the12th’ event. Residents and staff from Ernest Kleinwort Court donned elf costumes to raise money for the #ConnectAbility Appeal.

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Located in Burgess Hill, Ernest Kleinwort Court, part of national charity The Disabilities Trust, is a residential centre supporting people with a range of complex disabilities.

Launched in 2014, #ConnectAbility is three year fundraising appeals to raise £250,000 for life-changing assistive technology that will help disabled people live more independently. So far the appeal has raised over £100,000. The elf event raised over £150 and gained lots of community support!

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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