Why Sophie works at Enham Trust?
I acquired a brain injury at birth which left me with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Born in 1988, I grew up in a time when disabled people were rarely seen or heard; disabled spaces were few & far between, shops were inaccessible unless you had the fitness level of an Olympian (!) and children with ‘special needs’ were given ‘specialist’ (isolated) education, bundled together regardless of intellectual ability, away from the ‘mainstream’.
When my teenage Mother fought for my place at a local, mainstream school, she was frowned upon. Doctors, Social Workers, even the school’s Head teacher told her that because my legs don’t work properly, I’d never gain a job or a single qualification.
Now, at 29, I have a Master’s Degree, I own property, I have a daughter, and many different jobs! My disability has never got in the way of a single thing I’ve done and, in fact, it’s made me more determined to prove everyone who told me “no, you can’t do that”, wrong!
This, to me, is Enham Trust. Saying “yes!”, where others say no.
We are all ‘dis-able’ to do something, by the very definition of the word! Where I may be able to write a poem, my colleague may lack such skills and therefore be ‘dis-abled’ to do the same.
‘Dis-ability’ is a state of mind and Enham Trust sees this – overcoming physical and societal barriers to ensure that their clients live exactly how they want to, because… why not?
We all aspire to be the best we possibly can be; why should anything stop that?
Give the gift of independence this February with Enham Trust
Enham Trust’s successful Make a Will campaign, seeing several local solicitors come together in aid of the charity each year, is back; this year taking place throughout the whole of February.
Enham Trust declared as Disability Confident Leader
Leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust, today announced it has obtained Disability Confident Leader status under the Disability Confident scheme.
Vitacress raises almost £600 for Enham Trust as Charity of the Year for 2017
Vitacress - one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress, salads and fresh herbs – has raised a total of £584.91 for leading disability charity Enham Trust.
Freefall from 15,000ft for Enham Trust!
Leading disability charity Enham Trust, based in Hampshire, is seeking daredevils, adrenaline junkies, and anyone looking to challenge themselves in 2018 to do just that by taking on a tandem skydive later in the year.
New Year, new you! Make 2018 your year to challenge yourself
Leading disability charity Enham Trust, based in Hampshire, is offering members of the public the opportunity to take on the experience of a lifetime; ticking the ultimate Charity Challenge item off their bucket list with the Everest Base Camp trek.