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…

Photo of Jacqui Wilson and Carol Snowden

New faces to greet you to Wilberforce

New faces are greeting visitors to the Wilberforce head office, including people coming to the Low Vision Clinic, and new voices are generally answering the telephone. After some 18 years, the familiar face of Judith has retired to a ‘back room’ where she is now assisting the Chief Executive. Jacqui Wilson has taken over as…

Wilberforce tenant June, wearing the specs she made with Huntington pupil Leah behind

Huntington School pupils make ‘Spectacular Spectacles’ with Wilberforce Trust tenants

Ten Year 7 pupils from the Wilberforce House at Huntington School joined five tenants from the Wilberforce Trust supported housing in York on 10 January to make ‘Spectacular Spectacles’, which the pupils had designed late last year. This was the latest project between Wilberforce and its namesake, one of the four ‘houses’ at the school,…