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…

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…

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,…

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…