Quad South Hall, York St John University

Charity Art Auction in York, 11 October 2014. Book now

A Wilberforce charity art auction, featuring works from professional artists with a local connection and professional artists with sight loss and/or other disabilities, will take place on 11 October. The event is in Quad South Hall, York St John University. There will be an exhibition for viewing from noon on the day of the auction, this being followed by a drinks reception at 7pm. The auction will…

Claire Butler, far right, at the opening of the Sainsbury Micklegate store

York Sainsbury’s manager walking to Scarborough for Wilberforce

Assistant manager of the new Sainsbury’s Local store on Micklegate, York, Claire Butler, is walking from the store to Scarborough over this coming weekend to raise money for the Wilberforce Trust. Leaving the store at 10.00am on Sunday morning (2 March), Claire is intending to arrive in Malton by the evening then, after a good…

Car boot sale at Wilberforce, Huntington

A car boot sale is a new fundraising venture for Wilberforce. The first will be on Saturday 14 June at the Wilberforce headquarters car park in Huntington. The usual York car boot on the Knavesmire will not be held on this day. All proceeds will go to supporting our work with people with sight loss…

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…