A Hampshire-based charity dedicated to transforming the lives of people with physical and learning disabilities and mental health needs is delighted to receive backing from a local company in support of its EACH Project.
Essential funding provided by SSI Schaefer, one of the UK’s leading materials handling solution provider based in Andover, has equipped Enham* with its own, much-needed exhibition framework for the Enham Alamein Community Heritage (EACH) Project.
Currently on show at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester until 20 April 2011, the project looks at the heritage of the charity, which began as a rehabilitation centre for disabled ex-servicemen returning home from World War I, and the surrounding village of Enham Alamein.
Jaap Vos, Director, SSI Schaefer, said: “We are proud to support Enham – it is crucial that local businesses get involved in local charities that benefit the wider community. The EACH Project is full of invaluable information about how the charity started, who it benefits and how others can get involved and I hope, as a result of the framework, more people will get the chance to view the display at other places across the region. We have an excellent relationship with Enham and will continue supporting the charity in different ways during the future.”
Jill Livingstone, Major Partnerships Manager, Enham, said: “Thanks to SSI Schaefer’s kind donation, we will be able to use the framework, formerly on loan from the MOD Defence Support Group, at future exhibitions and display venues.
“We’re working towards the development of a permanent, dedicated facility in Enham Alamein for the preservation and exhibition of our archives and artefacts aimed at attracting schools and local community groups as well as visitors to the area.”
* Enham’s vision is a society where disabled people are valued as individuals and are enabled to achieve their full potential through the choice of independence and the opportunity to work. From housing and employment to personal development and care, Enham delivers a wide range of essential services that provide choice and empower people to make their own decisions about their lives.
Tel: 01264 386600