Sunnybank Trustee shares online trolling experience

Sunnybank Trustee and learning disability campaigner Ciara Lawrence, shared her personal experience of online trolling with newspaper Metro.co.uk this week.

Ciara campaigning outside the Royal Courts of Justice
Ciara campaigning outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Ciara was trolled online in response to some of the excellent campaigning work she has been involved in, fighting for the rights of those with learning disabilities.

Read Ciara’s article here.

In the press
Metro.co.uk 9th July 2019

Nicola’s June update

Nicola is 10 months into her internship at Sunnybank HQ, and is continuing to build on her professional and personal skills.

“Coming to the end of my supported Internship I have improved my skills and gained in confidence.”

Nicola

Personal achievements I was invited to an awards evening at NESCOT and achieved two awards (Foundation Hub Student of the Year and the NESCOT Chancellor’s award for Overall Student of the Year).

I was surprised to see how much I have improved from previous years.

My internship at Sunnybank has help me to achieve these awards. I have doubted myself at times, but I have been determined not to give up and I have learnt a lot throughout the year.

 

Design and communications I have played a big part in the preparation of the drama group’s annual production, Beauty and the Beast. The production has an Arabian theme and I have designed a poster with this theme throughout. Also, I have been researching costume designs.

I was asked to find some quotes about beauty and came up with my own which is “beauty is everything that is good in the world”. My quote will be used as part of a song.

Fundraising I have been involved in helping at the Ashtead Village Day which is something I’ve never done before. Sunnybank managed to raise £154.92!!

Volunteering is a work of heart

A few months ago I decided to go along to Drama group on Thursday evenings . The folks that come along to Drama were already in the throes of rehearsing for Wind In The Willows. What an experience …. we start of by doing a few relaxing exercises , deep breathing a few stretches, RIGHT we are ready to go?

Swag Club Nescott

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Nicola’s first weeks at Sunnybank

My first weeks as an intern at Sunnybank have been filled with information, meeting new people and learning about the different parts of the company. I have also learned how to use Microsoft Office 365 and have an email address now.


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Emily’s Poem

At our recent “Kites Got Talent” night, Emily performed a poem which she had written about The Sunnybank Trust. Emily has kindly given us permission to share it with you.READ MORE

Joanna’s Story

Joanna* has autism and learning disabilities. She left college in 2014 with the dream of working in an office and living in her own flat.

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