What we've achieved
ENRYCH has been operating across regional areas of England since 1986.
1986 – Oxfordshire. Initially set up by Leonard Cheshire and Sylvia Wear, the first Chief Executive of Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers, the organisation was quick to grow its work across the county in its first few years.
1990 – Buckinghamshire. As word spread about our good work, we set up in the Vale of Aylesbury, replicating our success in Oxfordshire.
1990 – Leicestershire With an office base in Leicestershire (Leonard Cheshire’s stately home, Staunton Harold), the organisation replicated its work in North West Leicestershire.
1991 – Derbyshire. As word spread about our work cross-Borders, we took the decision to replicate our work cross-borders, with a focus on southern Derbyshire.
1996 – Northamptonshire. With successful projects operating across neighbouring Oxfordshire and experience of setting up projects in regional areas of England, we responded to demand by setting up a project across southern Northamptonshire.
2008 – Warwickshire
2008 – Berkshire
2011 - New services and new name. With a move toward more personalised services, which are not exclusively limited to volunteers, the organisation took the timely decision to rebrand. With the new name of ENRYCH, the organisation felt that it readily explained what we looked to do whilst recognising our founders, Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire.
2012 – Black Country