Why we will always need your support
Scotts Project Trust provides high-quality services in homely and idyllic surroundings. Residents in St Peter's Row, our residential home and in Oaks and Willows, the Supported Living house, can feel at home, express themselves and learn vital life skills.
At Scotts Day Services, those attending are encouraged to learn and develop in vibrant sessions and activities. Our caring, competent staff and volunteers support each person to get the most from life in all three of these services.
Our income from fees, mostly from local authorities, cover a basic level of service. To maintain the quality of our work, and to expand it to meet the needs of more people with a learning disability, we must raise funds.
The funds we raise help to maintain our essential facilities, for example refurbishing kitchens and bathrooms to ensure they meet the needs of our residents.
Barn Garden refurbishment
We are currently fundraising for the refurbishment of our Barn Garden. This area of our Development Centre, where day services take place, consists of a small converted barn which currently houses our cafe, training kitchen and life skills with a garden area.
We plan to refurbish our day services Barn Garden area with the following:
- accessible space
- new greenhouse
- an accessible covered session space
- drainage for the lawn area
- accessible planters and planting for adults to enjoy gardening from a wheelchair
- relevant tools and teaching aids
If you would like to contribute towards this project, please click on the link below or contact Jasmine Jude-Trailor.
However, we also need funds for other essential refurbishments and work around the site.
Need for funds
General maintenance for all our buildings and gardens costs us approximately £50,000 each year, for which we need to fundraise. We also need to fundraise for any refurbishments on top of that.
If you kindly provide us with a support, we will of course update you as to where the funds have been spent and the positive impact it has had for our clients.
Ideas for fundraising for Scotts
From dragon boat racing to wine-tasting evenings, our volunteer fundraisers find entertaining ways to raise funds for us. Please view the booklet below.
Local companies, schools and organisations
Getting involved in our work can be a great experience for your employees, pupils and students; pupils from Tonbridge Grammar run a regular signing session in the Day Services at the development centre, which they enjoy as much as those attending do.
'The opportunities offered to our students allows them to explore beyond the classroom and really engage with others learning from their experiences.' Mrs S Twinam, Tonbridge Grammar School
Charity of the year
There are lots of ways you can help, from cake sales to sponsored challenges and staff volunteering days. We are always keen to form partnerships with local companies so please get in touch with our Community Engagement Manager, Jasmine Jude-Trailor..
Scotts is an engaging local cause for employees and perhaps customers to get involved with. Working with us will help to transform the lives of our residents and clients and it could help your company to reach some CSR objectives, too. This kind of support is invaluable to Scotts, providing not just much-needed funds but also helping to raise awareness of our work.
Clairglow, presenting a cheque to Jill, the Founder of Scotts, for Scotts in 2016 after raising £3,000 at their charity golf day.