To celebrate Volunteers’ Week a tea party was held on Thursday 1st June at Ernest Kleinwort Court (EKC) in Burgess Hill to thank some of the amazing and dedicated volunteers who give their spare time to come and support the service.

Service users and staff at EKC were delighted to be joined by volunteers who give their time right across the service, from keeping the stunning gardens spotless, to providing and supporting activities enjoyed by the people who live there. There was a great atmosphere and everyone enjoyed a lovely cream tea served with home made scones and fresh strawberry sponge.

Emma Millar, Fundraising Officer, gave thanks to the volunteers on behalf of the Disabilities Trust and presented them with a gift as a token of the Trust’s appreciation. It was an important opportunity to give thanks to the volunteers for all that they do.

service users celebrate volunteers week at Ernest Kleinwort Court

Irene Sobowale, Chief Executive of the Disabilities Trust said;

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who regularly give their own spare time to the Trust supporting many aspects of our services. From gardening to fundraising, to helping to provide activities, your dedication and hard work makes a huge difference to the lives of those we work to 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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