The Inclusion Project supports 11-25 year olds with special needs. The team runs four youth clubs a week around the Island and a number of exceptional programmes. Activities are designed to enable member’s development and also offer parents and carers some respite.
The relationship with The Inclusion Project was a natural progression for Voisin following on from a long-term relationship with Mont A L’abbe School.
This 3 year sponsorship includes Michelin starred chef Shaun Rankin helping the young members improve their cookery skills on a variety of occasions, sponsorship of local events and parties and funding the charities winter programme, which includes ice skating and a winter party.
Shaun Rankin, Chef Proprietor, Ormer restaurant, commented:
“The Inclusion Project members are fantastic to work with, they have so much enthusiasm and there are some keen cooks amongst them. I have brought them behind the scenes of Ormer to experience a commercial kitchen and develop their own cookery skills. I am always happy to support the initiatives of Voisin who are so community centred and have done a lot for young people with special needs in the Island.”
Georgina Jeffries, Head of Marketing, Voisin law firm, added:
“The Inclusion Project makes such a difference to young Islanders with special needs. The initiative with Shaun Rankin is very exciting as it offers the members such a rare opportunity to peek behind the scenes and learn some very important skills”.
Leana d’Orleans, Senior Youth Worker, The Inclusion Project, added:
“The Inclusion Project makes such a difference to children with special needs. Often young people come to us feeling really isolated, they think that there is no one else like them, we show them that they are not alone and then build on their confidence from there. We are so excited about our winter programme and our youngsters have all been looking forward to the activities – especially the ice-skating! We can’t thank Voisin enough for making this all possible, without their support some of the children would not be able to afford to go on the trips that make such a difference to their lives.”