Residents at an Essex supported living service joined in the fun to help a charity celebrate its 30th birthday.

Cressing Road supported Housing, in Braintree played host to a special silver trophy which will visit all 23 services centres run by social care charity Vibrance.

The charity was established in 1989 and aims to provide a range of services to adults with disabilities across London and the south east of England.

The trophy began its nine-month tour in March and arrived in Cressing Road as part of the celebrations, which also included a party with food and champagne.

Cressing Road manager Patricia McDonagh said: “The Vibrance family is all about kindness, compassion and empathy, and we always provide the very highest standards of care, something that had resonated down the past 30 years for Vibrance as an organisation.”

After its stay at Cressing Road, the trophy will weave its way around all of Vibrance’s service centres by the end of November.

Along with their sister organisations HAIL (Haringey Association for Independent Living), Vibrance has supported more than 4,000 people with a range of learning disabilities and mental health issues through a wide variety of services.

Chief executive of Vibrance, Paul Allen said: “It’s been a fantastic 30 years, where we’ve been able to provide high quality support adults in the London and the south-east, empowering them to have more control of their own lives.

“We can’t wait to see what the next 30 years brings.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has been involved in Vibrance since we started.

“We really pride ourselves on the skills and experience of our staff, and the fantastic services that we deliver.”