Wilberforce tenants get ready to sing when the service begins

First Wilberforce carol service fills Huntington church

Over 100 people, Wilberforce tenants, staff, volunteers, trustees, and members of the local community including pupils from Huntington School attended the first ever Wilberforce Carol Service at the lovely Huntington Parish Church of All Saints on Wednesday 18th December. Pews were moved to accommodate many Wilberforce tenants in wheelchairs. During the service and between six…

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…

Spectacular Spectacles ideas from Huntington School

The Wilberforce Trust is keen to get over the importance of eye health to as young an audience as possible and in the previous post we saw how demonstrations with ‘Simspecs’ were used to engage an audience of 6 and 7 year olds (Beavers). Class 7 pupils, ie 11 and 12 year olds, at Huntington…

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…