A charity which provides a support network for people with severe learning disabilities is to get a little extra help from its local MP.
Chris Grayling MP has named The Sunnybank Trust, in Epsom, as his local cause for 2013.
The charity was founded by Tom Rhind-Tutt 25 years ago, inspired by his battle with dyslexia as a child.
The 85-year-old was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his work with the charity earlier this year.
Mr Grayling said: "Epsom has a long history of working with learning disability and also a great tradition of voluntary support for people with learning disabilities.
"The Sunnybank Trust does great work helping to make sure that those individuals get the most out of life in our community and I am delighted to support them in 2013."
Rachel Fryatt, chief executive of the trust, said Mr Grayling’s support was a chance to raise real awareness of the issues surrounding learning disability.
She said: "This is tremendous news not only for us, but also for the learning disability community.
"The daily challenges that many men and women with learning disabilities have to face are huge, and in these hard times the challenges seems even greater than before.
"The fact that Chris Grayling MP, now Lord Chancellor and Secretary for State of Justice, has chosen learning disability as his local cause provides us with a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness around the challenges and isolation that so many of these men and women face."
For more information on The Sunnybank Trust call 01372 749871 or visit www.sunnybanktrust.org
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