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Winchester House, our residential service on the Isle of Sheppey, held a picnic party last month to raise money for YoungMinds, Regard’s national charity for 2017.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young adults. Any money we raise from our picnics and other events throughout the year will go to further the important work they do.

The picnic ran from 10am – 4pm and service manager Lisa said that it was “a complete success” with even the weather on their side. There was a wide variety of different activities for everyone to get involved with such a pin the tail on the donkey, hook a duck, face painting, a bouncy castle, lucky dip and a trampoline for everyone to bounce on.

Friends and family came to join staff and the people we support for the afternoons activities. Jake Brooks and Gabriel Salau from the Kingston office also came by for the day. Jake said: “It was a pleasure to visit Winchester House; the staff were incredibly friendly and dedicated to their job, not only looking after the people they support but also providing a warm welcome to the guests. Everyone had a great time - even the weather held up its end of the bargain and provided some much needed sunshine.”

The day contributed to Regard’s incredible running total of over £4000 for YoungMinds. Service Manager, Lisa, said: “Everyone really enjoyed their time and we have received fantastic feedback.”

Julian, Support Worker, at Winchester House said: “It was a great day, everyone had lots of fun and it made lots of people smile. It was great to see some new faces turn up to the event too.’

Winchester House


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Specialism The property is a 24 hour residential home for adults with learning disabilities, mental health, autistic spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Some also present