Papworth Trust has produced an anniversary book celebrating the 100th anniversary of the disability charity.
It also includes interviews with many disabled people supported by the charity as well as staff members, volunteers and local supporters.
We have been touring our centres and delving into the historical archives to tell our story – through the voices of staff, volunteers, disabled people and those who have contributed to the success of the charity from 1917 onwards.
Below are a couple of excerpts...
Dominic Page, Project Worker at Foundation Street, Ipswich
"What is the best thing about working at Papworth Trust? There is a real sense of belonging. It is somewhere where we can all express our own feelings and beliefs. It is also a great chance to allow our customers the opportunity to explore their own interests and abilities.”
Don Roe, Basildon Centre
“It is clear that the disabled people who go to the charity's Basildon Centre really like gardening and get a lot out of it.
I get a lot of satisfaction out of it – getting out into the open and seeing the results of all our hard work. There is also a buzz in seeing what clients can achieve in the garden."