News and Events
The Dreamettes Motown Show
Join Enrych for a fun night of Motown with The Dreamettes this Friday 13th November!
The Elms Social & ex Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £8 on the door.
We hope to see you there for a great night out for a good cause!
Oxfordshire couple raise over £3000 for Enrych Oxfordshire
On 3rd October Enrych Volunteer Katherine and her husband from Bicester flew out to the Grand Canyon to complete an intense 5 day trek to raise funds for Enrych Oxfordshire.
Having fundraised in the past for charities including Cancer Research UK, Katherine said: “My motivation is to help others less fortunate than myself.” In 2012 Katherine was awarded the Most Inspirational Woman Award for her inspiring efforts in supporting over 30 colleagues through mentoring.
Preparation for the challenge involved an extensive 14 week training programme which challenged the couple walk for up to 18 hours each week.
The trek involved walking over 10 miles each day across rough terrain, abseiling down cliffs into waterfalls and camping alongside rattle snakes and spiders and Katherine said: “The trek was a great adventure and definitely a big challenge.”
Having suffered a number of illnesses in the past, Katherine wanted to volunteer her time and skills as well as raise funds for a local charity to help others in her community.
Katherine and her husband raised a fantastic total of £3137.37 for Enrych Oxfordshire.
The money raised will provide new activities and opportunities to Enrych members with physical disabilities including Arts & Crafts sessions.
If you would like to fundraise for Enrych, please contact a member of our team .
Happy Living Wage Week!
This week is Living Wage Week.
Buckinghamshire Newsletter Autumn 2015
Please have a look at our latest newsletter, including a welcome to our new Coordinator Beth, information on our trip next year to Buckingham Palace, Christmas lunch menu and more.
LCC want your views on adult social care services
We’ve had a request from Leicester County Council to let people know about their consultation.
This is what they said to us…”Leicestershire County Council has been working out what services and support needs to be available over the next 4 years for adults who need may need support from adult social care. The council wants to hear your views on the changes that will need to be made at a time when there is less money and the number of people needing help is likely to increase.
The changes that are included would affect:
- People who use services, and those who might use them in the future
- The carers of people who use services
- Providers of social care services
- Other organisations or services that help to keep people well and healthy
- All people living in Leicestershire, including council taxpayers who pay for adult social care
Please have your say by visiting LCC’s website by clicking here
If you have any questions, or want to request a paper questionnaire you can contact the council on 0116 3050232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Karma is running for Enrych…
Well done to Karma one of our new volunteers who has taken on the challenge or doing a dirt half marathon in aid of Enrych Bucks, this involves not just running the 13.1 miles, but tackling lots of mud and puddles on the off road course. The event is on 14th November so not long to go! For more details or to sponsor Karma please take a look at her fundraising page here: Because toenails are overrated!
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!