We Are Beams is a fantastic local charity who support disabled children, young people, and their families.
Their much-needed services provide such a positive impact on families affected by disabilities that Jarmans chose them as our charity of the year for the second year in a row.
On 29th January we were proud to able to sponsor We Are Beams’ first ever Wellbeing Day. For parents with disabled children and young people in their families, it can be difficult to find a moment to relax or find some much needed ‘me time’. The Wellbeing Day was designed to provide just that opportunity.
Twenty stressed and tired parents attended the session, which was sponsored by Jarmans and NFU Mutual, with the hope of achieving some levels of relaxation. All attendees were offered various treatments such as massages, a delicious buffet lunch provided by Hummingbirds Bakery, time with a Family Advisor, and the opportunity to meet an image consultant. For many of the parents, the day also offered a chance to meet with others in similar situations to themselves and a few hours where they could stop worrying about the children that they look after. Each attendee was also given a goodie bag courtesy of Marks & Spencer in Bluewater.
The day was an overwhelming success, with one parent saying that they felt “valued and appreciated” and were grateful of the opportunity to do something different. Others said that they would love to see more, regular relaxation sessions.
We hope that our continued support can ensure that more of these vital sessions can take place in the future.