News and Events
Being an Enrych Trustee – Louise Cartwright
Louise became a Central Trustee of Enrych in September 2010. After applying for a Trustee position at the Enrych Warwickshire Branch, it was decided by Enrych Head Trustee and CEO that Louise could contribute greatly to the Central Board.
As Head of Engagement at Royal Mail, Louise was seeking a Trustee role to give back to the community whilst gaining personal development. Alongside her role as Trustee, Louise also volunteered with Enrych as a partner to a member with a physical disability, Jane. Throughout her role as a Trustee, Louise has continued to visit Jane two to three times per month to enjoy leisure activities including shopping, spa days and catching up over coffee.
Throughout her role with Enrych, Louise has supported the CEO, Gina King, in a range of strategies with a key supporting role in HR and recruitment, policies and performance measurements.
From her role as Trustee, Louise has developed knowledge and skills particularly in areas of finance and has gained a strong sense of achievement through aiding the growth and change of Enrych throughout recent years.
Enrych are looking for Trustee’s to come on board at an exciting time in their growth and development.
Could you become a Trustee and implement the Enrych vision? If you have the skills and background that you feel would suit Enrych and its aims, please contact us at or call 01926 485 446 to discuss further.
Enrych East Midlands Member to publish second Book
Meet one of our Enrych East Midlands Volunteer partnerships, Hayley and Jill.
Volunteer, Jill, has helped Hayley in achieving her dreams of writing her very own book by acting as her scribe.
Hayley said: “Through meeting with Enrych East Midlands Branch Manager, Colin Edis, I was given the chance to write my own book, an autobiography. My first book was published in 2005 and now my next one will be published in 2016 hopefully!
This book is short stories and poems, they are not really for the light hearted because they are about the paranormal and tragedy. So enjoy!”
You could make a difference to the life of someone with a physical disability and help them to reach their goals. Please take a look at our current volunteering opportunities here to find out how you could support someone in your local area.
Enrych take a Trip!
A group of 22 of us from Enrych Oxfordshire set off to Blackpool on 7 September eager to know what would be waiting for us. On arrival in Blackpool our first sight was that of The Big One, the biggest, fastest and scariest coaster in the Pleasure Beach.
Various people voiced their promise to ride it but of course none of us did although we were faced with it just a few hundred yards away every time we left our hotel.
Over the next 3 days we visited Bowness-on-Windermere, Morecambe and various renowned places in Blackpool such as the Tower, Aquarium and one or two of the many drinking establishments. Seeing the lights at night was a must as was riding one of the famous trams.
Rather reluctantly we had to head for home on the Friday but I think everyone agreed that the hotel was great; the food good and plentiful; the weather very pleasant; the coach driver helpful and considerate and above all the group was extremely friendly and in some cases rather amusing.
Here’s to the next holiday!
Join the Enrych Art Group!
Come along to the Enrych Art Group to meet new people and get creative!
This beautiful tree was created by a PA and a client in one of our recent sessions
We hope to see you there!
Golf Day Success!
Enrych Oxfordshire held their annual Golf Day on Tuesday 8th September, organised by Trustee Elaine Gilbert.
The day was a huge success, raising a total of £12,000 for Enrych Oxfordshire.
Thank you to all those involved with the day and congratulations to the winners, The Glazpart Lions!
Disability Action Alliance Survey
The DAA Digital Inclusion Project Group have launched a survey on disabled people’s experience of using the internet and need some more responses.
Information gathered from the survey could help to:
- improve disabled people’s digital engagement
- help those who provide digital services to improve their digital offer
- continue to raise digital engagement awareness
The survey closes on 18th September 2015 so please take the time to complete the survey here and help DAA to work towards seeing these improvements.
Catherine and Dinah’s Enrych Support partnership
Volunteer Catherine and Member Dinah met through Enrych Support in April 2015 after being paired together by Warwickshire Coordinator Liz Williams based upon their mutual interests.
Dinah has Turner Syndrome which affects her hearing and spatial awareness so she contacted Enrych to find a volunteer who she would enjoy spending time with and who could support her in getting out and about.
Catherine and Dinah hit it off straight away. Since their first meeting, they have met fortnightly to go on long walks, shop and meet for coffee. Through their shared love of dogs, they also recently visited the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Leamington.
At their first progress meeting with Coordinator Liz, Dinah said “Meeting Catherine has made such a big difference to my life, it’s nice to have somebody there to support you.” Dinah feels that she can completely be herself when she is with Catherine and Catherine has found volunteering to be extremely rewarding.
Catherine and Dinah have developed a true friendship through Enrych Support and are already planning their Christmas shopping trip together.
You can find out more about Enrych Support here.
You can view our current volunteer opportunities in the Warwickshire area here.
We are recruiting…
Co-ordinator – Enrych Bucks
|Job Title:||Co-ordinator Enrych Bucks|
|Office Location:||Home / mobile|
|Salary:||up to £20,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience|
|Hours of Work:||14 hours per week, worked flexibly|
This is an exciting and flexible role for a self-motivated person who is passionate about improving the quality of life for adults with disabilities. We are looking for someone to help extend and grow our services in Buckinghamshire. You will be working closely with our existing co-ordinator, with responsibilities specified in the Job Description below.
How to apply
You will need to fill in our Application Form which we can email to you or you can download it from the Enrych website at http://buckinghamshire.enrych.org.uk/news-and-events/we-are-recruiting/.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 1st October 2015
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7th October 2015
Grand Canyon Trek for Enrych Oxfordshire
Enrych Volunteer Katherine Rawlings and her husband from Bicester are raising valuable funds for Enrych Oxfordshire by taking on a 5 day trek of the Grand Canyon on 3rd October 2015.
The challenge involves an extensive 14 week training programme which will see the couple walk for up to 18 hours each week in preparation.
Having fundraised in the past for charities including Cancer Research UK, Katherine said: “My motivation is to help others less fortunate than myself.”
Katherine and her husband will be raising funds to provide new activities and opportunities to Enrych members with physical disabilities including Arts & Crafts sessions.
In 2012, Katherine was awarded an Inspirational Woman of the Year Award for her inspiring efforts in supporting over 30 colleagues through mentoring.
To support Katherine and her husband in their amazing fundraising efforts, please sponsor them at BT MyDonate here.
Enrych Oxfordshire Golf Day – Tues 8th Sept
We’re excited about the 2015 Golf Day at Cherwell Edge Golf Course. We already have 32 teams signed up but there is room for more (just!)
As well as an excellent day of golf, there will also be an evening auction of sports and leisure items including – a tour of Aston Martin Lagonda in Gaydon and Prodrive where they build Aston Martin Le Mans racing cars, a Man U signed football, Sunday luch at the famous Randolph Hotel in Oxford. tickets for ‘Have I Got News for You’ and many more .
All the money raised will go directly to the work of Enrych, a charity that has been working for 30 years in Oxfordshire supporting physically disabled people to engage in their community and enjoy leisure and learning opportunities.
For more info, contact Elaine