2023 Charity of the Year – Echo
Despite being a charity ourselves each year we choose a local charity to support through our events and awareness building. This year we chose Echo as our charity of the Year.
ECHO is an independent, Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 150 volunteers. Their main office is in Leominster but their projects run in many different community based venues.
In 2020 they proudly celebrated 30 years of making a difference to the lives of disabled people in the county.
Most of their activities are suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, but they will try to support anyone who wishes to take part in the activities, including those with mental health difficulties and physical or sensory impairments. Many of SIL’s service users are involved with Echo and it is their commitment to a strength based approach and providing opportunities for people to come together and be part of a wider community that made it the perfect choice for this year’s Charity of the Year.