HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Disability Initiative

On Thursday 3rd December, Disability Initiative were delighted to welcome their patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, to their Camberley Resource Centre to help celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Disability Initiative (DI) was established in 1975 to provide services to adults of working age who have complex physical disabilities or acquired brain injuries.  DI specialises in providing care and slow stream rehabilitation that helps people remain as independent as possible and achieve their goals, no matter how large or small.

During HRH’s visit she was able to link via Zoom with the DI facility in Fleet while participating face-to-face in safely distanced activities in Camberley. These activities included baking healthy Christmas flapjacks, designing and painting a Christmas tree bauble and a fun quiz with clients and staff from both sites participating.

The day was all about celebrating ability and accomplishment in a year that has been one of the most challenging ever and it was inspiring to experience the joy, the laughter and the camaraderie that lifted the spirits of everyone present.

Lucy Brown, CEO of Disability Initiative said ‘Her Royal Highness is so much more than our Patron. She is a regular visitor to DI and we are incredibly grateful for the impact Her Royal Highness’s patronage has on DI and proud that she was able to join us to celebrate The International Day of Persons with Disabilities.’

Also in attendance and fully participating in the activities were Michael More Molineux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and Shahid Azeem, High Sheriff of Surrey and DI Ambassador.

Disability Initiative has continued to safely support the health and wellbeing of its clients, their carers and families throughout the pandemic, providing vital mobility and cognitive activities and respite at its two centres.

Disability Initiative can be contacted via their website