You can help adults with learning disabilities live life to the full
More than 1.4 million people with learning disabilities live in the UK and almost all of them face some type of barrier to living life to the full.
At Orchard Vale Trust we go beyond supporting adults with learning disabilities, we provide opportunities for people to overcome the barriers they face as a result of their disabilities.
The projects we run are for everyone over the age of 18 to access and include the following:
- Therapeutic projects: such as drumming or weaving
- Health and Wellbeing project: such as football and walking groups
- Communication Projects: such as IT courses and self expression through art and dance
- Skills for Life: such as money handling and cookery skills
- Employability schemes: such as our cafe or our Community Gardening Project
This is all possible because of your support.
There are many ways people have supported us in the past such as:
A hitchhiking race for charity!
Two amazing Edinburgh Students are taking part in the Race2Prague challenge this year!
This not only involves a nail-biting hitchhiking race to Prague, but also involves raising money for charity.
Dan and Rob, aka ‘Bangers and Mash’ have chosen Orchard Vale Trust as their charity, as Dan’s grandparents were founding members and long terms Trustees.
“We’ve chosen to do the hitchhiking as it seems like a fun journey and a good experience as well as helping those close to our hearts!” says Dan.
Bangers and Mash went to school together and have been close friends ever since. Now at university together they are taking on this challenge as housemates, friends and hitchhikers!
All the money raised goes to Orchard Vale Trust where we support adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full.
Support a great cause and two great guys and stay tuned for stories about their trip!
Sponsor Bangers and Mash here:
How You Can Help
Fundraising can be easy!
From events to marathons, non-school uniform days to office cake sales, or even the more extreme ideas, like jumping out of a plane, fundraising ideas are infinite.
By setting up your own fundraiser with your friends and family, work colleagues or school friends, you can make a huge difference to someone’s life.
Not only will you be raising much needed funds, but you’ll also be spreading the the all important word.
We’ve put together some ideas and some tips for you to use for your fundraiser.
All you have to do is sign up and we will send you all the info, and will support you all the way!
Good Luck Fundraisers!
We have lots of other things you can join in with:
We hold a Golf Day every year in memory of a much loved resident’s family member.
This is a really important day for Orchard Vale Trust and has become widely known in the area.
We play golf, win prizes and raise funds for Orchard Vale Trust and all it’s activities.
The day falls in June every year to make sure we have the best weather.
If you are interested in taking part, please sign up below
We have spaces to run the London Marathon
It’s a great way to stay fit, reach a milestone and, of course, raise funds for Orchard Vale Trust.
We are really lucky to have some great runners every year – but snap up your space quick as we have limited availability!
To sign up click the button below
Orchard Vale Trust is committed to high standards and complies with all relevant and current laws concerning Fundraising, Data Protection, Health and Safety and the Environment.
This includes ensuring all fundraisers, volunteers and any other person working with us to raise funds, comply with the Code of Fundraising and with this Promise.
We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, which is an independent self-regulatory organisation. As a member, we follow the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.
This code sets the standards for fundraising activity throughout the UK, and we use the Fundraising Regulator badge to publicly show that we are following these standards.
Our promise covers the following standards and we go above and beyond to achieve this!
- We are honest
- We are clear
- We are respectful
- We are fair and reasonable
- We are accountable
- We are registered
To find out more about our promise and how we meet these standards click on the link below
Because of you, so many people with learning disabilities get a better chance of living their life to the full.
In the UK, 85% of adults with learning disabilities feel lonely and isolated.
Not only does this bring self-confidence and self-esteem down, but it increases the chances of depression, anxiety and stress and with it affects health, wellbeing and happiness.
With your help we can change that.
Not only are we able to increase the opportunities there are for adults with learning disabilities throughout the community, at work and in social settings, but we are able to change the way people think about learning disabilities.
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