Shropshire-based charity The Albrighton Trust, which offers inclusive educational and recreational activities for people disadvantaged by disability, special needs or illness has been awarded £5,000 by the VINCI UK Foundation.
The charity, nominated by Freyssinet’s Central Sales Co-ordinator Jayne Burgess provides activities inspired by or involving the outdoor environment. Its facilities, which include an accessible fishing moat, woodwork workshop and gardens, are specifically designed to ensure everyone, regardless of their capabilities, can engage in outdoor and nature-inspired projects.
The VINCI grant has gone towards The Albrighton Trust’s wood crafting project and the purchase of a digital laser cutter. As well as creating bird boxes, bug hotels and trug baskets, the state of the art laser cutter and computer software means woodcrafters can now design, cut, engrave and personalise items, which they either keep to take home, or sell as part of the charity’s social enterprise initiative.
The VINCI UK Foundation was launched in 2016 with aim of promoting social cohesion and inclusion throughout the communities in which we operate. In the last six years the Foundation has helped over 170 charities across the UK and Ireland, combining practical support from VINCI employees and almost £1.2 million in grants.
Applications for VINCI Foundation 2022 funding is now open. Find more details at www.vinci-uk-foundation.co.uk
The Albrighton Trust – For further details on the organisation, its facilitates and events, visit: https://www.albrightontrust.org.uk