Earlier this month Bournemouth based charity The Crumbs Project welcomed members from local Rotary Clubs across the regions to join them for a celebratory lunch. Rotary members enjoyed a tour of Crumbs’ professional training facility and a traditional roast dinner, prepared by Crumbs’ team of mixed ability trainees.
The lunch was an opportunity for Rotary Club members to gain a greater insight into the work Crumbs does with vulnerable adults to help them live independently. Visitors heard about Crumbs’ Work Steps programme, which supports trainees into either paid or voluntary work placements once their training has completed. Rotary members also learnt about Crumbs’ catering services, which provides valuable income for the charity and ensures the organisation is sustainable.
Commenting on the event The Crumbs Project’s Operations Manager, Leanne Miller said; “We are delighted to welcome Rotary Club members who have been generous supporters of Crumbs for many years. Today has been a fantastic opportunity for some of our newest trainees to showcase their cooking skills, and they have done a great job at delivering a delicious lunch for our guests.”
Keith Randall, President of the East Cliff Rotary Club, said; “It has been a real privilege to visit Crumbs today for what has been a revelation into how they are helping to train disadvantaged individuals. The Crumbs Project is truly a fantastic charity, who have opened our eyes as to how they not only provide professional training, but also give trainees the confidence to integrate and make a valuable contribution to society. Our club continues to support a number of local charities and we are looking forward to working with The Crumbs Project in the future.”
The Crumbs Project provides supported training services for adults with learning difficulties, mental health issues and stabilised addictions. For further information about The Crumbs Project please visitwww.crumbs.org.uk or call 01202 519320.