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Giving the Hamelin Trust a helping hand

“We were delighted to help the Hamelin Trust by donating good quality, used equipment. Brown & Carroll is so impressed by the difference the charity makes to so many people’s lives across Essex. We are looking forward to supporting the Trust in the future”.

The Hamelin Trust is an Essex-based charity, founded some 40 years ago by two families who were raising children with learning disabilities. Their aim was to provide families like them with life-enriching support that was not readily available, affordable or easy-to-access.

Today, the Trust supports many families across Essex. It runs three centres offering day, short-stay and residential care, and also has a volunteer-supported ‘Roots and Shoots’ project that gives people the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables – something that has fantastic physical and mental health benefits.

To offer such valuable services, the Trust needs all the help it can get from the local community. So, when the charity’s Andy Archer got in touch with our Senior HSEQ Manager, Trevor Baker, we were keen to help out. As a result, we donated three office chairs, three monitors and two stand up / sit down desks for the Trust’s IT room. This means that more people can now use the room at the same time. In addition, we provided six heaters for the Trust to use on their farm.