HRH The Countess of Wessex spent the morning at Disability Initiative (DI) to celebrate the International Day of Persons with a Disability on December 3rd.


The Countess has been the Charity’s Patron for 18 years and as always, she immersed herself in all the activities whilst talking happily with Clients and supporters during her visit.



The Patron demonstrated her creativity by sculpting a chocolate Robin to adorn her Christmas Cake and made a splendid wreath for her front door.


She displayed her talents and considerable acting and singing abilities as she joined in a bespoke musical Christmas ditty for DI.


The Patron mastered her MC skills and delivered a Festive quiz that brought gales of laughter and enlightened everyone who took part.



The High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Julie Llewellyn, also attend and presented the DI Team with the High Sheriffs Award for their outstanding work throughout the Pandemic.



Alex, DI’s Receptionist received the Award on behalf of the Team and gave a short speech that reinforced the support, care, optimism and hope that DI gives to all involved.



HRH The Countess of Wessex stated how proud she was of the Charity and the Award was very well deserved. She reiterated the words of the High Sheriff, stating that the DI Team are truly a remarkable group of people.






The visit concluded with the Patron reminding everyone about the importance of the International Day of Persons with a Disability and also wished everyone connected with DI a very happy, healthy and safe Festive Season.

Photographs by David Hartley & Marcos Valergia for further details please contact Disability Initiative