Helping the Salvation Army this Christmas
12 December 2012
This year, our Learning Disability Day Service (based in Wokingham, Earley, and Woodley) decided that they wanted to do something to help the local community. They decided to collect tins of food and other non-perishable items for the Salvation Army, who have a base in Lower Earley.
The Salvation Army helps support older people and homeless people in the Wokingham and Reading Boroughs. Whilst trying to round up donations, they found that they had a very good response from customers, and their parents/carers; as well as the on-site staff of course!
On Wednesday December 12, a group of customers (who usually attend the Crescent Centre), accompanied by staff, went to the Lower Earley Salvation Army base and delivered what had been collected.
They were greeted by Salvation Army staff, who expressed their thanks for the help.
The food collection is part of a big project that the Salvation Army is doing right now.
Lead Support Worker Mirna Zestic said: “I am very happy with the results of our collection. I would like to thank all the staff from all three of our bases for their support and involvement, and a big thank you to Issy Cooper (staff member) who came up with the idea in the first place and got in touch with Salvation Army. Last but not least; a huge thank you to all our clients and parents!”
Westmead Open Day in December
The aim of the open day is to showcase the various services and activities to new customers and to allow them to meet and talk to current customers.