Thursday 16th April saw a ‘Beer and Pie’ evening hosted by The Rossendale Trust. The event, the first of its kind hosted at the Rossendale Centre in Sutton and supported by Sutton Farm Shop, Wincle Brewery, The Cheshire Cheese Company and sponsored by KAT making up a fine ‘local to Cheshire’ representation of business and also Misco’s Chocolates and Truffles from Leek, Staffordshire.
The attendance at the event held at Rossendale Hall was superb with many local businesses eager to learn all about The Trust, the work it does within the local community for adults with learning disabilities and its latest horticultural project. Of course sampling the local produce throughout the evening helped the gathering of influence to run exceptionally smoothly.
The Rossendale Trust provides care and support for 58 adults with physical and learning disabilities in the East Cheshire area, centered in Sutton, near Macclesfield. The Rossendale Trust care provision is called ‘Supported Living’; for the tenants that term means, ‘Don’t do it for me; do it with me’. The overriding purpose is to enable all of the tenants to live as independently as possible, making their own choices about every aspect of their own lives.
Sue Heaven, Head of Fundraising at the Trust comments, ‘Our latest improvement project to expand our horticultural activities is an extension to our core ethos of Inclusion, tenants at the trust take part in many aspects of everyday life. An increasing number take up work placements; many attend college, contribute to arts projects and join in with community events of all kinds.’
KAT Chairman, David Richards, continues ‘The Rossendale Trust does superb work offering choices and opportunity to individuals who take great joy from participating in activity that provides experience and learning opportunity.’
If you would like more information about the Rossendale Trust or you would be kind enough to make a donation, they would love to hear from you on 01260 252500 or visit www.rossendaletrust.org
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