Providing Opportunities
for People with
Learning Disabilities

The 2019 Bluebell Walk

We are thrilled to report that the JPK Project raised over £4200 after expenses at this year’s Bluebell Walk. Huge thanks go to Clare Ballard for coordinating our participation over the Good Friday and Saturday of the Easter weekend. Also to our amazing volunteers and supporters who worked so hard in advance and on the weekend itself. […]

Please Nominate Us for a Movement for Good Award

Would you nominate us for a £1,000 Movement for Good Award? The award would enable us to offer funded work experience and training placements at the JPK Palm Court Tea Room. But we need nominations to be successful. To nominate us please visit and enter our charity number: 1146743 The closing date for nominations is […]

Palm Court Tea Room Extended Opening Times

Since opening last year the JPK Palm Court Tea Room has gone from strength to strength. We’re now delighted to be extending our opening times to five days a week with effect from Tuesday 2nd April. Our new opening times are 10am – 4pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. We look forward to […]

Support from Cllr Chris Hardy & Wealden District Council

We were delighted to accept a cheque for £1580.50 at Wealden District Council this week. Jill Parker, MBE & Chair of the JPK Project, is pictured with Councillor Chris Hardy, Chairman to Wealden District Council (pictured left) and Trevor Scott, CEO of Wealden District Council. The JPK Project was one of two chosen charities by […]

Our 1 Year Anniversary on Valentines Day

We’re feeling the love today and celebrating a year of the JPK Palm Court Tea Room. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day we look forward to treating our customers today with a glass of bucks fizz. Ruth and Robin will also be filling the room with romantic music via their Harp and Q Chord. Happy Anniversary & […]

Eastbourne Waitrose Refurbishment Opening

Jill Parker, MBE & Chair of the JPK Project, is pictured at the opening of the newly refurbished Waitrose store in Old Town, Eastbourne. According to Jill, “What an honour to be invited to join the team to mark the store’s refurbishment. Being right on our doorstep it will become our residents’ local one day. […]

Disabled Access Day 16 March 2019

Disabled Access Day takes place Saturday 16 March 2019 in Eastbourne. Eastbourne Access Group is behind the initiative coming to the town which will see over a dozen organisations take part. Displays and information will be available in The Beacon shopping centre between 10am – 4pm throughout the day.

Our Cheque from the Win a Car Raffle at The Beacon

We collected a cheque for £543.10 yesterday from the Win a Car Raffle at The Beacon, Eastbourne. Jill Parker, MBE & Chair of the JPK Project is pictured with Bill Plumridge, Centre Manager, The Beacon (right). John Wilton from the Rotary Club of Eastbourne Sovereign (left) who helped on our day is also pictured with […]

Etc Magazine Celebrates 100 Inspirational People

Jill Parker, MBE & Chairman to the Trustees, has featured in a list of 100 of the county’s most inspirational people in the January edition of Etc Magazine. The magazine dedicated its entire January issue to the feature to celebrate the new year: “Jill Parker MBE, Disability Campaigner – Inspired by her daughter, Katie, she […]

The 2018 JPK Golf Day Raises over £9k

Our annual JPK Charity golf day saw 30 teams play and raise more than £9,000. This fantastic total is thanks to the generosity of all our sponsors, donors, everyone who participated in the raffles and auction, and supported the event on the day. The event was opened by Councillor Gill Mattock, the Mayor of Eastbourne, […]

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