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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, 31 May 2016

May 2016 - The Orpheus Centre

The chosen charity for May 2016 is The Orpheus Centre, based in Godstone.

This charity has been suggested to me by a friend of mine. They provide support, accommodation and a learning programme for people with physical and/or learning difficulties.

I also didn't realise, until I checked out their website, that I have walked past their centre regularly in the past when I walked dogs over the back fields in Godstone.

More information, from their website (http://www.orpheus.org.uk/):

OrpheusThe Orpheus Centre

Orpheus is based in Surrey and was founded by Sir Richard Stilgoe in 1998. It is an independent specialist college offering a learning programme, supported housing and a domiciliary care service. Our students are between the ages of 18 and 25 and have learning and/or physical impairments. Our diverse curriculum covers the arts, independence, employment and functional skills.
Over the past sixteen years Orpheus has transformed the lives of hundreds of young people and their families.  Our students have performed at venues all over the country including the Paralympics, Buckingham Palace and Glastonbury. Our goal is for young disabled people to have the skills and opportunities they need so that they can live fulfilling and independent lives.