Falling beads provide an auditory experience

New Wilberforce sensory room delights our tenants and guests

A new sensory room for people with disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, has been created at the Wilberforce Trust in Huntington, York. It was open for the first time on Thursday 3 April for an all-day ‘drop-in’ open to disability support organisations, professionals in the care sector and, of course, Wilberforce tenants from…

Wilberforce tenant Stephen greets a visitor to York Minster with a leaflet on activities at the Minster during Lent

Stephen delighted with his first ‘job’, volunteering at York Minster

  Wilberforce tenant Stephen, who lives in one of the trust’s York houses, is delighted to be doing his first ever job, especially as it is at York Minster where he regularly attends services and bell-ringing practices. Now he spends one hour every week inside the West door of York’s iconic building greeting visitors and…

A stroke for Holiday, a greater haired armadillo

Mini safari in Huntington

Wilberforce tenants and a guest with sight loss from another York support organisation were joined in early March by a variety of small animals at the first of four weekly sessions in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Huntington headquarters. Animals ranged from a tiny mouse to rabbits, a chinchilla, a skunk and an armadillo.…

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…