Toyota (GB) joins forces with Epsom charity The Sunnybank Trust to support local social club for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.
The Sunnybank Trust, an Epsom-based charity that works with adults with learning disabilities, was the recent recipient of Toyota (GB)’s ‘Fund for a Better Tomorrow.’
The grant sponsored The Sunnybank Trust Kites Club – a social club for adults with learning disabilities in and around Epsom - for 18 weeks. The weekly club known as the Kites Club, caters for over 50 club members each week. It provides a safe space where club members can learn new skills, socialise and have fun. The Kites Club hosts a café, which is part of a local food recycling scheme, arts, crafts and various activities such as a drama group, music workshops, discos, and theme nights.
Alan Jennings, Corporate Planning & CSR Manager for Toyota GB, said: “Toyota (GB) are very proud to be able to sponsor charitable work, such as The Sunnybank Trust, that is involved in key areas of the local community. The Kites Club for adults with learning disabilities is an excellent asset to the local community. ”
Kites Club manager and The Sunnybank Trust CEO, Dorothy Watson said: “We are extremely grateful to Toyota (GB) as this means we can continue to provide this much needed service to people who would otherwise be really isolated. The Winterbourne incident was one of many recent examples of just how vulnerable these men and women really are. This club enables all those with learning disabilities to meet in a friendly, caring and safe environment and simply have fun!"
The Sunnybank Trust will be presenting an overview of their year as part of their AGM. The event is open to the public, so if you are interested in learning more about the work of The Sunnybank Trust the event takes place in St. Barnabas Church at 7.30pm on Monday, 9th November. The AGM is hosted by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell and will feature a keynote address from Baroness Sheila Hollins, a vocal campaigner regarding learning disability.
This information and photographs have been kindly supplied by Toyota (UK)
Learn more about The Sunnybank Trust:
The Sunnybank Trust is based in Epsom and helps people with learning disabilities live fuller lives and enable them to have more control over decisions that affect them.
The charity provides:
If you would more information on how to volunteer or make a donation, call The Sunnybank Trust on 01372 749871, email
or visit the website: www.sunnybanktrust.org
Member since: 10th July 2012
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