Providing Opportunities
for People with
Learning Disabilities

East Dean & Friston Parish Council Chosen Charity 2019

We are honoured and delighted to be the chosen charity of East Dean & Friston Parish Council. Do support their village fete on Saturday 20th July from 12pm – 4.30pm. The event will take place at the Greensward, Deneside, in East Dean and proceeds from it will be kindly donated to the JPK Project.

Congratulations to Natalie For Completing Module 1

So lovely to congratulate Natalie on completing Module 1 of her training at the JPK Project. Natalie is pictured with Jill Parker, MBE, receiving her certificate at the Palm Court Tea Room in Eastbourne. Natalie was one of the first students to commence training at the JPK Project. She is pictured here with Jill Parker, […]

Our Cheque from the Waitrose Green Token Scheme

So lovely to be invited into Waitrose Eastbourne to collect a cheque for the JPK Project. Jade (pictured left) and Andrew (2nd from right) are pictured with Jill Parker, MBE & Chair of the JPK Project, centre, and staff from the Eastbourne store and Community Matters Team. Thank you Waitrose. And thanks also to everyone […]

Duke & Duchess of Devonshire Visit the JPK Project

We were honoured and delighted to receive the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at the JPK Project on 23rd May. We were able to show them all the progress that has been made at the Project since opening the JPK Palm Court Tea Room. It was also an opportunity to discuss our future plans for […]

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. […]

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