Christmas with the Enham Trust

A group of us from the communications team here at Aster enjoyed a brilliant festive volunteering experience at the Enham Trust recently through the Aster Foundation.

For those who don’t know what the Enham Trust do, they are a charity that provides services to over 6,500 disabled people each year, focussing on individual’s abilities and enabling them to live a life of independence, choice and control.

Our role for our volunteering day was to help prepare the entrance to their Christmas tree field ready for their festive event the following weekend. The family fun event was an opportunity for the charity to raise funds through the sale of the trees they grow.  In the morning, our team worked hard spreading large heaps of wood chip mix over the area, helped decorate some trees for the grotto marquee and transform a shed into a kiosk for serving hot drinks. In the afternoon a few of us left the wood chip and met some lovely people helping to pack Christmas tea hampers ready to raise much needed funds for the charity. 

It was a fantastic experience, which was made even better by being told we had helped the charity save at least £500 by offering our help.

I would urge everyone to volunteer if they can. You never know what you might end up doing and who you might help along the way. 

Amy Craig, design partner 

For those interested in the work of Enham Trust visit their website here. 

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