Mayor of Test Valley Officially Launches Shining Stars After School ClubThe Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Iris Andersen, officially launched leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust’s Shining Stars after school club on 16th July.

Well attended by parents, children, staff and volunteers, the launch gave those involved, and those hoping to become involved in the initiative, the chance to celebrate the successes of the club and learn more about the charity’s vital work; supporting over 7,500 disabled and disadvantaged people across the country to live lives of choice and independence.

Jane Hayward, a parent involved in Shining Stars from the beginning, commented about the initiative:

“As a parent, I am delighted that the Shining Stars club has been taken up by Enham Trust with such enthusiasm as they have fantastic experience with disabled adults. The whole aim of the club is for children to learn life skills and to enable them to have an easy transition to adulthood, where at the moment there are big gaps in services. We hope the club will continue to grow to enable more children to access this fantastic opportunity.”

Held at Enham Trust’s home estate in Enham Alamein, Shining Stars has been created in collaboration with Hampshire County Council’s Short Breaks Programme and Andover parents who wanted more choice around after-school activity provisions for their children.

Shining Stars is an innovative activity group providing intensive support for children and young people with disabilities, aged between 10 & 18, allowing them to interact with peers, play and learn within a safe and supportive environment.

Although now closed for the summer holidays, Shining Stars will be starting up again in September. If you’d like your child to attend, please call us on: 01264 345 800 or email us: shiningstars@enhamtrust.org.uk

For more information about Shining Stars or any of Enham Trust’s services, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk

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