Christmas Fayre hosted by adults with learning disabilities

Customers supported by Essex Cares Limited (ECL) recently enjoyed a festive Fayre within the Essex County Council atrium, selling unique products designed and made by adults with learning disabilities.

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One ECL customer and one ECL staff member standing side by side smiling towards the camera at the Christmas Fayre.

The Fayre was attended by many members of the public who were able to pick up handmade goods and Christmas crafts.

Natalie Bishop, who purchased a potted planter and some festive candles spoke of how nice it was to support the ethos of ECL.

Instead of buying gifts that contribute to plastic wastage and bigger businesses; these were some really lovely items I grabbed for family members. It’s a bit more heartfelt to be able to say that their presents helped adults with disabilities.

All income earned from the Fayre is re-invested directly back into the facilities and amenity funds for customers of ECL.

A total of £1500 was raised across the three day event.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the work of some of our customers at County Hall. It’s great to be able to recognise our customers’ talents and help them gain work based training experience. What is truly special is that you can see how much they love doing it.

Keir Lynch, CEO, ECL

Any members of the public who are interested in purchasing handmade items from ECL can visit www.ecl.org/shop.

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