Leading disability charity Enham Trust, based in Enham Alamein near Andover, has this week welcomed The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Karen Hamilton, to their charity shop & café.
The visit, which marks the launch of the shop’s new & improved café menu, saw The Mayor learn more about the premises, its role within the village, and the staff working there; stopping for a cup of tea and to sample the new menu.
A cornerstone of the local community, Enham Trust’s charity shop & café is run predominantly by volunteers, alongside Charity Shop Manager Maggie Sanders, who has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the field.
A previous volunteer at the Trust, the Mayor of Test Valley visited the shop in time for the start of Volunteer Appreciation Month this April; a time for Third Sector organisations such as Enham Trust to publically thank their volunteers and share some of the wonderful stories and successes behind the people & corporations who so often give their time and support for free.
The Mayor of Test Valley comments:
“I really enjoyed my afternoon at the Enham Trust charity shop & café, from having a go on the till, and meeting volunteers, to enjoying a cup of tea and sampling the new menu whilst catching up about where Enham Trust is today.
“It was a relaxed atmosphere and wonderful to see the support from not just local residents but from afar coming to enjoy this venue. Enham is a unique community with a strong volunteering network, I am extremely impressed with all the volunteer’s I meet, their dedication, time and commitment makes a difference to people’s lives in a positive way”
Enham Trust currently supports over 8,500 disabled people living across the country to live lives of choice, control, and independence; something the organisation couldn’t achieve without the support of both corporate and individual volunteers. Last year alone, over 170 volunteers contributed over £250,000 worth of their time to the charity.
For more information about volunteering for Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk/get-involved
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk