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14.07.2016

Charity CEO Gears Up for Fundraising Event


The chief executive of Vibrance is gearing up to get in the saddle and raise money.

Paul Allen will be the first to participate in a 25 hour spinathon organised by ENS Recruitment.

ENS, a local recruitment company and care provider, has worked with Vibrance as their sole agency provider for over 10 years. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, ENS will be holding 25 events throughout the year, with the first event a 25 hour spinathon to raise money for Vibrance.

The spinathon will take place at the ENS head office in Westcliff-on-Sea, starting at 11am on Friday 29th July, and finishing at 12pm on Saturday 30th July.

Ilford based charity, Vibrance, supports 400 people in traditional services throughout London and the South East with learning disabilities and mental health issues, offering a range of community day services, low-support housing, nursing and care homes, short breaks, supported employment, as well as supporting 1,500 people in self-directed services.

The spinathon will be fundraising for Vibrance’s sensory room at its Green Lodge Short Breaks Service in Woodford Green. Green Lodge provides 24 hour short break accommodation, personal care and nursing care for adults with severe learning disabilities and complex healthcare needs. During a stay at Green Lodge, service users experience a variety of activities including visits to the theatre, pubs, bowling, and day trips to the seaside and country parks.

Speaking of the spinathon, Vibrance Chief Executive, Paul Allen, said: “We have worked with ENS for many years and we are delighted that they have chosen to fundraise for us as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. We would like to thank all of the staff for their support, and I can’t wait to get involved on the day.”

Allyson Abel, Managing Director at ENS, said: “We’re really looking forward to the spinathon, which is the first of our 25 events to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We have a fantastic team of staff, clients and family who will be taking part on the day in 30 minute time slots.

“We’re looking to raise £1,000 but we would love to exceed this, we’re hoping the local community and businesses will really get behind the team and support us on the day.”

If you would like to support ENS in their fundraising for Vibrance, you can donate via the ENS Just Giving page on https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ENS-Spinathon2016.

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