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Wyre Forest charity benefits from ball
8:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
A FOUNDATION set up in memory of a Trimpley woman who died riverboarding in New Zealand has been given a cash boost.
The Emily Jordan Foundation received £3,100 from a charity ball organised by young members of a Future Enterprise Board at Stourport-based Thomas Vale Construction.
The cash will go towards the foundation’s latest project TWIGS - Together We Involve Gardening Services' scheme - which creates employment opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities and provides gardening services.
The charity, set up by Emily’s parents Chris and Sarah Jordan following her death in 2008, helps individuals with moderate learning and physical disabilities to lead valued and fulfilled lives.
Mr Jordan, the foundation’s chairman of the trustees, said: "We are very pleased that Thomas Vale chose The Emily Jordan Foundation as one of its partner charities for this event.
“As a business, they are well known for their community work and their support of aiding disadvantaged groups to enter the workplace.”
He added: "We hope the event raised awareness of the difference of services that these charities and social enterprises make to people across the West Midlands."