Local disability charity launches accessible bike initiative
Leading disability charity Enham Trust, based near Andover, has last week launched their newest addition to the physiotherapy team; an accessible bike.
The launch, held at the charity’s main site in Enham Alamein, saw customers, staff, and volunteers come together with key benefactors and local Councillors to learn more about the bike, and celebrate the personal achievements accomplished by the Trust’s customers with the bike.
The bike, which is fully accessible and adaptable for people with physical disabilities, was purchased by the charity, after almost £11,500 worth of funds were raised last year, as a way of ensuring the Trust’s disabled customers can maintain their mobility and increase strength.
For many of the Trust’s customers, the accessible bike has given them a brand new source of exercise; some now able to experience the joy of riding a bike for the very first time!
Enham Trust customer Alex, who has Cerebral Palsy, last rode a bike 16 years ago, before getting on the accessible bike for the Trust’s launch event. She comments of the bike:
I feel really tired, but really pleased with myself that I’ve done so many laps, and I feel that my legs are getting stronger; the bike is really helping me.
Enham Trust currently supports over 8,500 disabled people across the country each year to gain choice, control and independence in the cornerstone areas of their lives; working with other organisations, and local authorities, to provide the most appropriate, personalised care & support to meet individual needs.
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: http://www.enhamtrust.org.uk
World Doodle Day raises £150 for Enham Trust
Organised by Creative Conundrums on 20th October, and sponsored by an array of local businesses, World Doodle Day raised £150 for local Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust.
Local village commemorates 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein
Award-winning village and home to leading disability charity Enham Trust, Enham Alamein, recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein; during which some of the village’s early residents played a vital role.
Charity offers second free drop-in session to local job seekers
Following the success of its first drop-in session, held on 5th September, leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust is preparing to hold a second Care Assistant drop-in session on their main site near Andover, at the end of the month.
Local disability charity receives £20,000 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund
Leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust has received an incredible £20,000 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir brings Christmas cheer to local disability charity
On 8th December at 6.30pm, the doors of St. Marys Church, Andover, will open to everyone in the Andover area for a Christmas concert to remember; courtesy of the Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir.