Parchment Trust sale raises £700

Parchment Trust Christmas sale
Parchment Trust Christmas sale

THE Parchment Trust’s Christmas sale raised £700 for young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

The day service charity, based in Nelson Road, took the money in just two hours. Christmas decorations were handmade by the young adults who use the disability service and were sold, as were cakes and craft goods.

Three hampers comprising donated wines and chocolates were the winning prizes in the afternoon’s raffle.

Jackie Dowling-Stevens, of the trust, said: “There was a constant flow of people throughout the two hours, it was a really good day and we’d like to thank all our supporters for their generosity as well as a big thank you to Sarah Fox the organiser.”

The money is going towards The Parchment Trust’s day centre for people aged 19 and over, which aids young adults with disabilities helping them learn useful skills such as cooking, cleaning and IT in a calm environment.

The charity, which relies heavily on public donations, also provides a horticultural service, called Friary Gardeners based at The Ridge and a one-to-one-scheme for those with profound and multiple disabilities.