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Pepenbury relies on the generosity of people like you. There are so many rewarding ways in which you can get involved and support our work.

The current economic climate affects the vulnerable members of society the most. Government cutbacks mean that charities like Pepenbury are having to do more - for less. Fundraising is one of the most crucial ways you can help, from lending a hand in one of our many fundraising activities, to leaving a gift in your will.

It costs £16,438 each and every day to continue to deliver Pepenbury services. 

Anti Bullying Campaign

Pepenbury is proud to share its first Anti-Bullying film which was created in the summer of 2017 on our Pembury site. The film consists of a number of interviews with people who have experienced bullying. Their stories in their own words.

We will be working with local schools to raise awareness amongst school children as we have identified public transport as a particular area of concern. We have people with learning disabilities who will not travel during the time school children are on the bus as they feel too intimidated.

Thank you to the team at BrightMedia for their help in creating this film. Special thanks also to The Friends of Pepenbury for funding this film. Without your contribution, we would not have been able to do this.

Remember, giving a little will help a lot.

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For more details, please contact Camilla Slattery on 01892 822168 or email camillaslattery@pepenbury.info 

Welcome to our new Ambassador Will Bayley

Will Bayley MBE, the men’s class 7 World number one Para table tennis player, has joined Pepenbury as our Ambassador.

He won the hearts of the nation during the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 when he ‘completed the impossible’ and claimed Paralympics GB’s gold medal in the men’s class 7 table tennis final. He finished off the year by receiving an MBE in the New Years Honours list. Bayley, born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder that affects all four of his limbs, took up the sport when his grandmother bought him a table tennis table while he was battling childhood cancer.

Known for his passion and dedication, Will made the decision to partner with us after visiting in 2016.

“People with learning disabilities are no different to us. They want to go on first dates, laugh with friends in the pub and have jobs but without the right support they struggle to do this.

Pepenbury is really committed to doing everything they can to support them, which is why they have to fundraise. I know firsthand what having the right support can do and what you can achieve. That’s why I’m excited to get involved and support this charity. I was so impressed with them when I visited”, said Will.

For more information on Will please see his website www.willbayleytt.com.

Donate Online

Some of our supporters donate a cash gift, but many set up a regular direct debit. Giving a regular gift to Pepenbury means we have a secure and reliable income that allows us to plan ahead for our services and projects. You can donate online here »

There are many different ways you can support the next generation of people with a learning disability. One way, is by leaving a gift in your will. Find out more about legacy giving »

Join The Friends of Pepenbury

The Friends of Pepenbury have a long and successful tradition of supporting us. Friends pay an annual subscription and help in many other ways, such as making regular donations or helping at fundraising events.

The Friends meet a couple of times a year and receive invitations to special Pepenbury functions. You can learn more about the Friends of Pepenbury here or by emailing the team at thefriendsofpepenbury@gmail.com

Visit our Shops

Pepenbury has charity shops in Southborough, Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield and Crowborough and a coffee shop on our main site in Cornford Lane, Pembury. Our shops help us raise valuable unrestricted funds which are used to benefit those who access our services in many different ways.

Become a Volunteer

Pepenbury is very grateful for the support of all our volunteers. They give their time and energy to help us in many different ways, from lending their skills and enthusiasm in our services to helping in our shops and supporting our fundraising efforts. Find out more about volunteering with Pepenbury »

For more details about supporting Pepenbury please contact Sue Lawrence on 01892 822168 or email suelawrence@pepenbury.info

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