At midday on 7th March, Assurity Consulting (along with local press, Horsham Council representatives, well established figures in the Wooden Spoon Charity and other relevant parties) gathered outside The Springboard Project’s building in Horsham. Made possible by the fantastic work of children’s rugby charity the Wooden Spoon, their building has recently been fully equipped with an access ramp, tarmacked drive and electric doors. Service Delivery Manager at Springboard Vickie Harvey explained that the ramp installation in particular is of huge importance to them – the charity open their doors to all children, able bodied or otherwise, and they were in desperate need of a means of access for wheelchairs. Such fixtures and fittings do not come cheap, but the generosity of the Wooden Spoon has erased the cost burden.
A star guest made the event even more special: Sally Gunnell OBE arrived to officially cut the ribbon and unveil a commemorative plaque.
After speeches from Sally, Springboard’s CEO Nigel Scott-Dickeson and the wonderful Wooden Spoon representatives, we were invited inside for refreshments, and our Assurity Consulting marketing duo took the opportunity for a tour around the extraordinary organisation. The charity’s main ethos surrounds inclusive play and activities for all children and teenagers up to the age of 18. They also arrange fun days out for the children and teenagers with disabilities.
We were genuinely taken with the lively, happy environment and the fantastic facilities, including a serene sensory room and playful garden area. There are plans for members of our staff to return again this year to offer our services painting murals as we did (and thoroughly enjoyed) in 2015.
We’re sure you’ll join us in wishing The Springboard Project every success and the best of luck going forward with their wonderful endeavours.