Charity expands partnerships with businesses

From left Osborne, Morris and Morgan's Sheena Munraknah and trainee solicitor, Natalizia Capizzi proudly hold paintings by adults with learning disabilities from MK SNAP
From left Osborne, Morris and Morgan's Sheena Munraknah and trainee solicitor, Natalizia Capizzi proudly hold paintings by adults with learning disabilities from MK SNAP
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A Milton Keynes charity is expanding its partnerships with local businesses to provide people with special needs work experience and employment.

MK SNAP, in Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, is a charity dedicated to empowering adults with learning disabilities in Milton Keynes and surrounding area to live a rich and rewarding life, reaching their full potential and achieving maximum independence.

One local company that appreciates the artistic talents of adults with learning disabilities is law firm Osborne, Morris and Morgan, in Queensway, Bletchley. It snapped up 12 paintings for its offices in the city and Leighton Buzzard.

OMM family solicitor, Sheena Munraknah said: “We are absolutely delighted with our selection of paintings. They will brighten up our offices and I think not only clients, but staff will appreciate them as well.

“We are also thrilled to support a charity close to the firm’s heart.”

OMM will be inviting the artists to their offices so that they can see their artworks’ new homes.

The paintings are by vulnerable adults with special needs, learning difficulties and other disabilities such as autism, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Down’s syndrome, adults recovering from stroke, brain injury and other debilitating conditions.

MK SNAP executive director, Maureen McColl said: “Our Learners are amazing and we are delighted to share their extraordinary talents.”

MK SNAP works in close partnership with the Special Needs Schools in MK including, Slated Row, Redway School. The charity is also a contributor to social and health care planning strategies.

> To know more about opportunities for businesses, phone MK SNAP executive director, Maureen McColl on 01908 690330.