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…

Wilberforce tenant June B chats to the panto wicked queen

Wilberforce tenants and staff join panto stars at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s used the occasion of opening a new mini supermarket in Micklegate, York, on 12 December, to present the Wilberforce Trust with a cheque for £1,000. The money was raised by the staff of the store with a bag pack in the Sainbury’s supermarket at Monks Cross. Wilberforce tenants June B and Gordon W joined…

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…

A photograph of a eye test in the Wilberforce Low Vision Clinic

New role in development of Wilberforce rehabilitation services

As part of the development of its rehabilitation services, the Wilberforce Trust is creating a crucial new role which will not only coordinate and administer some of the most important of these services but also be involved in promoting and delivering them, specifically the Low Vision Clinic and Visual Awareness Training. Supporting people in York…

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…