On Sunday 5th May, eleven people from Dawson Whyte will be taking part in the Belfast Marathon in aid of The Orchardville Society (www.orchardville.com).
This charity has a close relationship with Dawson Whyte. In November 2017, we embarked on a journey with Orchardville. Their vision is to work with adults with learning difficulties 'to achieve an inclusive society where equal opportunities are enjoyed by everyone’.
We engaged in fundraising for this charity, and as a result of this we took on an unpaid trainee for a 12 week period. The ultimate aim was securing worthwhile and sustainable paid part-time work for Beth. She is now a permanent employee and is proving that, despite having a rare chromosome disorder, she can achieve great things.
We are fundraising again for Orchardville, so as they can continue to provide training and experiences like this for other people with learning difficulties.
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