We're Proud to Care

15 September 2016

On 7 September, to coincide with the start of the Paralympics and our founder Leonard Cheshire’s birthday, we launched Proud to Care to celebrate, thank and recognise the 7,000 people who care every day across the charity.

Over 200 amazing photos from across the UK, and from our international colleagues, were submitted!

John holding up a sign saying 'Making every day a special day #ProudToCare'

‘Making every day a special day #ProudToCare' — John, service manager at The Elms

Donna holding up a sign saying 'Dignity and independence are crucial #ProudToCare''Dignity and independence are crucial. #ProudToCare' — Donna from Newlands House

Jonathan holding a sign saying 'I want to help people to believe in themselves''I want to help people to believe in themselves. #ProudToCare' — Jonathan from Randall Close

These inspiring messages truly capture why we are proud to care. Many staff shared messages about making a difference, promoting independence and encouraging people to reach their potential.

Jeanette holding a sign that says 'I love my job because every its different every day''I love my job because it's different every day' — Jeanette from Kenmore

Due to the overwhelming response, we are going to keep Proud to Care open, so if you work for Leonard Cheshire and haven’t had a chance to submit your message and photo then please email one to us.

Facebook album

We've put all the photos we've received so far in a Proud to Care Facebook album!


Today is our founder's 99th birthday! Our staff across the country have been sharing photos saying why they're proud to care.

Posted by Leonard Cheshire Disability on Wednesday, 7 September 2016

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