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On the first working Monday of every month (Monday is one of my busiest days) I will donate the daily income of Chocolate Tortoise to a selected charity, and post to this blog detailing the charity chosen. This blog is not intended to tell the world how generous I am. I am less generous than many people. The blog is intended to firstly log who I have donated to, and secondly to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or similar. For more information, see my first post.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

June 2014–Bletchingley Skills Centre

June’s chosen charity is the Bletchingley Skills Centre.

This is a local centre that provides adult education classes for disabled people.


From their website:

Bletchingley Skills Centre is a charity founded in 1989 with the goal of providing adult education classes for disabled people. The main aim of the Skills Centre today is to provide training courses, support and information for physically impaired people and to help them develop their potential, whether by improving their skills or helping develop their self confidence.


Courses offered include numeracy, literacy, cookery, crafts and exercise. We also offer computer classes for students at all levels including courses specifically for the visually impaired. The courses help students to become more independent and learn skills to enable them to seek employment, both paid or voluntary. There are currently 70 student placements attending the courses on a weekly basis.