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National Trust Ickworth gardeners win award

National Trust Ickworth gardeners win award

An award for ‘disability confidence in the work place’ has been awarded to the gardening team at Ickworth House and Gardens by Job Centre Plus in the East of England.

The team, made up of Head Gardener Sean Reid, six full-time members of staff, careership students and volunteers, were nominated for the award by Katrina Evans from Mencap, the UK's leading learning disability charity that works with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

The award commends the team’s achievement in promoting positive attitudes to disability in the workplace and for their work with Colin Brinkley from Mencap, who suffers from learning disabilities.

Source: 24 Hour Museum web site.