Tenants Lesley (left) and Marie (right) with support worker Sue on 'Pyjama Day'

Pyjama day – a day for not wearing ‘appropriate clothing’

Tenants, support staff in the Wilberforce houses, and staff at the head office, turned up for the day in pyjamas and onesies for the first Wilberforce Pyjama Day on 6 February. Not being any moving equipment around on the day, Compliance and Quality Coordinator (and our Health & Safety hotshot) Alan managed not to haul…

Donna Burn

Fundraising Donna – above and beyond the call of duty

Initiative of a Wilberforce Trust staff member has resulted in an important boost to fundraising to support this charity’s work supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Donna Burn, Team Leader 2 in one of the Wilberforce York houses, read on a friend’s Facebook page that her husband had just been appointed manager of…

Three pupils raising money for Wilberforce at the Huntington School Community Fun day, with German volunteer Michael

Super summer fundraising for sight loss support

The summer is not over yet, we hope, but the sunny 2013 so far has meant that external events to raise funds for our work supporting people with sight loss have been well attended, whether Wilberforce’s own events or those arranged by others to raise funds for us. We are all hoping for another warm…

Gordon' second Christmas card design

Visually impaired tenants design Wilberforce 2013 charity Christmas cards

Many of our tenants with sight loss rose to the challenge when it was suggested that this year they might design the Wilberforce charity cards for 2013. So many were interested that a little ‘competition’ was organised in the Living & Learning Zone, with two of our usual tutors facilitating – Deborah and Louise (who…