What a summer we have had! There has been so much fun and a lot of hard work. I intended to keep this blog updated, but we still don’t ahve a secretary/admin person and I’m having to do it all……I’m not that way inclined, but I’m doing my best!
Like most charities, we have had to work at keeping the funds coming in and we always try our best to do this in a fun way. One grant we were lucky to get has been for Sports England to bring dance movement to the community via Groove. A group of us have been going out to different organisations to encourage vulnerable people to join in. It has been a lot of fun. People are a little apprehensive at first, but it doesn’t take long before they are taking part and smiling. It has been wonderful to get to know other organisations in the community and have fun together.
Our Bang & Crash group has grown and we’ve had to buy more drums, we still don't have enough djembes, but we’re closer to our target of 25. We have been fundraising at different venues and showing off how talented they are, in some venues they have been surprising people at how good they really are, which is always a pleasure to hear. We have finished with the summer set and are about to start our Christmas set list….yes, it’s that time fo year. We have welcomed members of Brainwave Lowestoft and Marlborough house who have fitted in brilliantly.
Art Cafe has been out and about around the community along with group sessions in the Centre. This ever popular activity keeps growing in numbers and is free to vulnerable adults and £3.50 to others. The standard of art grows constantly and Lorenzo will be organising an exhibition soon.
Our karaoke sessions have been a big hit, whether you’re there to sing songs of your own, join in groups songs or just listen, it’s a great morning each Tuesday. We also end up doing karaoke at every party that we have….as ya do! What else can I say about karaoke….it’s fab!
In the Fort, we held a fantastic 24 hour live steam event to raise money, the aim was to raise enough to put on a free gaming weekend and BBQ. This was achieved very early on in the event and the fun weekend went ahead. We had over 200 people through the doors over the weekend….that’s a lot of burgers! Goals along the way were silly ones like Marcus wearing a onesie for a week, this just happened to be one of the hottest weeks of the year, but he still did it. I won myself £20 in gaming time, I still as yet need to redeem those and will be doing it live so people can see how rubbish I am….Hey, I’m not proud!….lol!
Another venture we have started is podcasting. The aim is to get local organizations in to talk about themselves and have a chat and a laugh. We want to bring communities together and this is a great way of all joining forces. Eventually we want to let our members do their own podcasts, we need to get new equipment for that, so they can set it up themselves.
We were lucky enough to be awarded 6 free. tickets to the Ipswich Lets Rock Festival, so we headed of there for the day and evening and what a day to remember. I am an old gal now, and the 80’s was my era so I had a ball watching bands from back in the day and danced for 8 out of the 11 hours that we were there…..yes I ached like mad for days, but it was worth it.
Of course, the party’s have continued throughout the summer, we always find an excuse and our next one tomorrow is and 80’s theme to bring the festival vibe to those that couldn’t make the festival…so Ill be reliving it all over again….yeay!
Can you believe that we’re in the third week of May, the time is racing by.
We have been very busy in the Centre, the donations keep piling in and it’s a juggling act to take the donations in, sort them or store them along with leaving enough space to run activities. We’re not complaining, far from it, we love a good sort out and are always very appreciative of the donations. The service users love to get involved with sorting them out, they enjoy making sure all pieces are there when we get puzzles, games and anything with more than one piece. We also have a lot of fun when finding clothes that we can put in our fancy dress box for our themed parties too.
Our events have been going great. The quiz night was so much fun, you really have to come along to experience a quiz night like no other, with some very special people leading the nights.
Our Jubilee fundraiser took an unexpected detour of the day. We were planning on performing and collecting outside of the Britten Centre, but the weather wasn’t very kind, but we didn’t abandon it altogether, we did it outside of the Centre instead, so we could run in if it rained, which happened. I did some singing to start the day, while everything else was set up, We had our bangers and crashers perform some great songs which was cheered on by people coming to watch. The party went ahead as planned…..it takes a lot for us to cancel a party, so the day ended on the high that it started with.
We have a new very enthusiastic volunteer that we hope will enjoy his time with us and stay, so look out for a new name on the staff page in the coming weeks.
We’re looking forward to what the summer brings for us, we have some exciting activities planned. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.
But for now, warmest wishes. Jacs
Welcome to the new website, at present it is still a work in progress, but I wanted to get it up and running so we can keep everyone up to date with all that is going on in the Unity Centre and Fort.
There is a lot of excitement here at the moment for the plans that we have made for 2022, look out for new and crazy ideas as well as some of our old favourites.
If there is any activity that you would like us to start, come and talk to Jac, & Lou who are the activities co-ordinators at the Centre or Ben & Zellie for the Fort, we always look forward to hearing new ideas. We can’t promise to set up all of them, but we’ll give it our best shot. If you can’t get in, leave a message on here, or on our facebook pages.
Well life as an Music Man Project member just keeps getting better. David Stanley the Music
Man is so driven to get the best for us all, that he's only gone and booked us into
Broadway....yes Broadway NEW YORK!
This will be taking place in 2021, so we have a lot of months to raise the money to take 7 of our
gang with a carer each. The show will also be performed in the UK for those unable to travel
abroad and there will be rehearsals to attend. When we took them to London, they were blown
away because many of them had never been out of Lowestoft, let alone to a big city and now
we're going to a different country....WOW!
We have estimated that the cost of all this will be approximately £16,000. So let the fundraising
begin. Lou and some of the gang have started making up sweet bags which they are selling
and are going very well. We are also set to do a fundraiser before Christmas on the 15th
December in the afternoon. This will be held at The Lake Lothing pub where you will be able to
see the Bangers and Crashers perform. We have many more fundraisers in the pipe line, so if
you would like to come along, please watch this space or our Facebook page “Unity Centre”
If you would like the Bangers and Crashers to perform at your venue for a donation towards this
amazing opportunity, please contact Jac on 07793490731 or The Unity Centre 01502 539810.
Who knew that when we started Bang and Crash that it would end up with us performing at the
amazing Royal Albert Hall. This show was a dream of David Stanley's for a lot of years. He felt
that people with a learning disability should have the chance to perform at this iconic venue and
so he set out to make it happen. This took many years due to having to perform and sell out
another top London venue first. He did this by inviting other groups to join in and not only did
we do it, we broke a Guinness world record by playing the most number of triangles in a triangle
concerto that David wrote, the audience got involved in that one and were amazing.
This opportunity was such an exciting one for us, we're a small group compared to the others
but we have just as much enthusiasm. Like with the London Palladium, it was a very long day,
but our gang managed it with ease. They did themselves proud with their behaviour and
support of each other. And also like with the Palladium, we learnt it through watching videos and
listening to backing tracks.
Our proudest moment of the day was when six of the nine played the glocks. When we
rehearsed for the Palladium, we couldn't get our group to play them well enough to perform
them on stage, but when it came to the Royal Albert Hall, I was determined that they were going
to be able to join in with other performers. My months of nagging and being a grumpy music
director (apparently that's what I am!....lol!) well it paid off and they were so proud of
themselves. Seeing their big smiles just melts your heart.
Myself and Luo are so very proud of our Bangers and Crashers, we look forward to it every
week and they don't leave us disappointed. Roll on the next adventure.
Tales of Unity Mouse
By Barbara Elliot
One day Darryl and I was cleaning out the mousery,
”We'll have to transfer them into the small cage” I said.
When it came to putting the last one into the cage, I found out, he was born without a tail, so I told Darryl about him when we cleaned out their home, we put everything back into the tank. I started to transfer the mice back into the tank, I picked up mousy no tail and put him back into the tank, followed by his mates.
One day he escaped from his cage, he was running around the house, so Fido managed to track him down and tried to kill him, so I managed to rescue him from Fido's mouth. I picked him up and put him back into the tank. He recovered from his ordeal and Fee the budgie started to tweet and play with her toys. She sat on her swing, she was twittering at the TV and radio.
So one day Darryl got up and came down the stairs to feed the mice, Mousy Notail came up to me because his mates wouldn't have anything to do with him because of his disabilities, Then I found out that he had severe learning disabilities, so I told him about The Unity Centre, so he can meet other people and make friends and join in with the activities. Then I picked him up and put him in the travel box and took him down to the Unity Centre and I introduced him to Jac the Chinchilla, she took us around the Centre and she took us to the coffee bar and introduced us to Becky the Beaver who was baking some sausage rolls for the 44 club Jac the chinchilla, took us into the social area and introduced us to Sammy mouse who was cleaning the tables and sweeping the floor and she was having another hot chocolate. Mark the canary had flown in and sat down next to her and he started to sing to her.
Jac the chinchilla took us out the back and introduced us to Jane the field mouse who was sorting out donations for Sammy mouse to put in the baskets outside near the entrance. Then Jac took us into the shop and introduced us to Tony the rat who was serving a customer, then we sat down in the social area next to Jane the frog. She was telling us about her new pond and Robert the door mouse came in and ordered his beans on toast and bought some sweets and some crisps and Ben the rabbit hopped in and sat down at the table behind us and started to play Mouse-gui-yo and Mousemon with Conner the dog and Dean the Dingo and Nathan the Snail and Charlotte the chipmunk. Then Mousey Notail told me that he was changing his name to Unity Mouse and Becky the Beaver has had her Hoola Hoops and cheese on toast. Jake the Hamster had put the baskets outside for Jac.
Denise the Iguana and Kevin the Lizard came in for bacon rolls and cheeseburger. Becky made them a coffee and a hot chocolate so Kevin could take his tablets, he started to wind up Sam and was drawing some pictures for her. Then Brian the skunk came in, he was talking to imaginary friends from the Falcon on his mobile phone. Then Jackie and Charlie chipmunk came in to the shop to see if everything was running smoothly. Mick the cat came in and drank all the milk, so Becky had to send Steve down to Mouseco to get some more and Sonia the spider came down from her web and started to make more webs in the cupboards behind the coffee bar. She cleaned the cupboards and the microwave and the fridge and the grilling machine. Georgia the gerbil came in to help Becky in the coffee bar.
Angelo the singing monk came in with has CD player and CD's and started to sing for us and Unity started to dance around his travel box. Unity likes crash and bash because Louie Lou comes in and she bought in her laptop with some songs she downloaded of YouTube and she connected it up to the speaker so she can play her tunes for us and Unity liked to dance to the songs and Barbara can play her bongo's. Unity came out of his shell and gained his confidence so I told Darryl what I did and Darryl said I did a good thing to help Mousey Notail out and Unity came up to me and said can we go down tomorrow, I'm such a lucky mouse to have nice friends and would recommend the Unity Centre to all my mousey friends.
Well am I one excited Chairwoman or what?? Just a quickie on why and when I have more on the subject, I will write it all down.
I attended a meeting last Friday with David Stanley and a few others to learn about David's Music Man project. David started music session in 2000 at Southend Mencap. He ran these for a few years then started The Music Man project. They have music 5 days a week 10-3 and produce some amazing music.
Last year in June his group hired out The London Palladium and packed it out. His enthusiasm and love of what he does is infectious and I was swept away with the idea of our bang & crash session joining the Music Man Project and becoming the accomplished musicians that they are.
We have 2 years to teach our bangers and crashers some rhythm to be able to join in with another huge event.
If anyone would like to take part in this wonderful project, get in touch with us at the Centre and we will give more details.
There's a few details to be ironed out then I will put a full positng on this project and hope youre as excited as I am :-D
A journal & report of the Peoples Millions
The first step of our prep was for me (Jac, Chairwoman) to attend a media training course. This was a very valuable asset to our campaign strategy. The first thing we were asked to do after introductions, was to talk about our project for one minute into the camera. This came as a shock to the 8 of us taking part. I’m very passionate about our project and I don’t have to read or be prompted to tell people what it involves. But to be amongst strangers on my own and talk about it into a camera which was totally out of the blue, I was about as tongue tied as everyone else.
I think the reason the do this is to show us how awkward we come across if we don’t follow their advice. Believe me, it works. You watch yourself and cringe, then after a day of learning, you are so much better the next time.
The most valuable advice for me though, was about how to campaign! They gave us so many tips and hints, showed us videos of past winners campaigns and more importantly gave us hints on what NOT to do because it might sound like a good idea but in reality it was a waste of your resources and time.
The next step was a team meeting. All the volunteers were invited and our president to just happens to have been an MP for thirteen years, so knows all about campaigning, got together and set up a strategy of what to do. Fortunately we have an enthusiastic team so ideas came flooding in.
You have to think about your own town and community and think what would be best. Each town is different so what works for one wont for another. We decided on four main strategies.
1. Get the local media involved. I spent 2 hours on the local radio, chatting away between songs about our project.
We also got ourselves a big spread in the local paper,that brought us a lot of interest.
2. Social media. We made a video of our own about our project. It was set to music, we found a song that we felt was suitable for us. It wasn’t sloppy, it was a happy little ditty. It had text on it at the beginning, then at the end giving out details of the numbers to call and other details of the project. We obviously had to wait until the numbers were released to be able to send it out. We sent this video out to a few PR companies that we had previously been in touch with, so that they could send it out on the day of our campaign. We also put it on all social Media. We paid for it to “Reach” people on Facebook. That way, people didn’t have to wait until the news to see a film of us, they saw it during the campaign day and voted. We took into account that voting went on until midnight, so we kept circulating the video until late.
3. Lots of us took to the town Centre to campaign all day. I set up my PA so that myself and my Dad could sing all day long to attract attention. We also spoke between each song telling everyone what we were doing and why. We took a notice pin board with us so that people could see photo’s and read about the Centre that the project is being run from.
4 We had a very large banner made that was hung from our building, it let people know about the campaign day and the vote. Our building has many passers by, so we knew this was a good move for us.
Campaign day was a very long and cold day. It was hard work but fun and exciting too. We put up a large bright red gazebo with bunting on to get people’s attention that something was going on. We had so many people come to us congratulating us for getting to the tv vote and saying they will vote there and then. We had some collection pots with us and managed to fill a few of them, so that was a bonus. Being out in the street is great because you get to talk to your community. For us, having the PA and 2 people singing was fun, it attracted people to where we are and people donated just because of that.
After the campaigning and the tv vote was over, we kept things going on social media and a few people went round pubs and social center’s in the evening to keep gaining votes. This was really good.
Getting the call
The best thing about the campaigning day being so long and being hard work is that we slept well. The adrenalin had worn off and we were all warm and cosy back home.
The next morning however was tense and dragged on. We had watched the previous winners the day before and seen how they were told and I figured with all the people there, that they had been told before anyone from Anglia tv turned up. So, I thought to myself, the call must come before 9.30 to give the project leaders time to get the place buzzing with people. 9.30 came and went and I resigned myself to the fact we hadn’t won. 9.36 was when the call came. I still thought she was going to say no, so when she said we had won, I didn’t say a word, my brain went into trying to process this, she then repeated it and I broke down like a total gaffawing mess. All the tension that had built up over the months leading up to this call just came blubbering out. Not my finest hour!
Anglia tv’s arrival
The long wait of one and half hours for the cameras to arrive kind of flew by. We had to phone people, go collect people and try to locate as many people as we could, to be in the Centre by 11am without telling them why. That wasn’t easy. When the cameras arrived and announce to us all that we had won, I cried again. Now, quite a few friends of mine, like me, had figured out, we must know before hand so they said to me that I was a good actress for turning on the waterworks. But they were real. The whole winning thing didn’t seem real until the presenter walked in with the cheque. It was such an amazing feeling. We had all worked so hard for this so to have won was just beyond words of happiness at the time. The presenters stayed with us for a cuppa and a chat, they were lovely and so interested in our project.
A little flaw in our winnings!
After winning the money, we then had a set back. The reason for that was because £12,000 of our bid was rejected. I was astounded because I had gone through the bid 3 times before we even got to the tv vote, so why was it now being rejected. To cut a long story short, basically “The Peoples Millions” seems like it is just the competition, you then get handed over to “The Big Lottery Fund” who give you the money. The PM’s hadn’t picked up on the fact we had applied for a years running costs of already existing bills which the BLF don‘t pay out for. All was not lost though, they didn‘t take the money off of us, they asked us to spend it on something else that we needed.
This took some thought as we need so much. We had a few ideas that we put forward and it was decided to use it on replacing the front windows, a new door and brick weaving the uneven patio flooring at the front of the premises. This would enhance the look of the place to make us more attractive, help with energy bills as we were going from single to double glazed and it would mean we could put tables and chairs out front for people to sit having made use of our café.
The next headache was getting quotes asap. Builders don’t seem to understand that term “asap” It took several weeks but we finally got the quotes and the BLF accepted that we would change the running costs applied for, to new windows, door and patio.
Throughout all of this, Anne, the lady I liaised with throughout was great, she explained thing well and ensured I understood what was expected and needed from us.
Getting the first installment
On a plus note for us. Because we are a charity that needs two signatures to spend any money, we didn’t need to open a new bank account. This meant not waiting for a new account to open so it was one less headache to contend with.
It had been 11 months since we first applied, so prices for many of the things we originally priced up for, had changed. Fortunately, most of it had come down in price. Anne was very understanding of this. I meant we could buy a few more things for the kitchen for example because the money we had set aside for that had a remaining amount due to price drops. We used this money to buy extra things we didn’t think we could afford before.
Lets start spending!
What to pay for first!
The first instalment of money was to pay for wages for the 2 behind the coffee bar. It was so great to know that we had staff coming in every day to cover this area. We have Becky every morning and Nathan for the afternoons. We also spent money on buying new equipment for there, which helped a lot.
Our next big purchases were to get an alarm system and 4 more cctv cameras, these were installed and our minds were put at rest for future break ins. After winning the money we were broken into twice, the mess made was the most upsetting part about it, so having a good alarm system was so comforting. The cctv cameras aren’t just for security, because we deal with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities, we have learned that they are forgetful and get confused easily so it is very handy to be able to check things on cctv to see where they have left belongings or even if they had them in the first place. The service users like it that they can do this.
Our first building works to be carried out was to have the cobblestone frontage dug up and replaced with brick weave. We did this because it was difficult for wheelchairs to gain access to our premises so this would make it better for them and also so that we could put tables and chairs outside. It was a bit dangerous to put those out with the uneven floor. Our front faces south so we get the sun all day and we want to take advantage of this.
Our first fun purchase was the interactive smart board. This is a 70 inch screen which we can use for gaming, training and movies.
Things then slowed down with spending because we needed to pay a deposit of half the cost to the window company to have the front windows and door replaced. This was a lot of money for us to pay up front so we wanted to make sure we had it to pay them when they were available. Then we had a meeting with 2 people from the fund who told us we didn’t have to wait for the money, we could get the deposit paid so we could get started….wish they had told us that one earlier. I tried to contact the company who had said they would do it but they weren’t getting back to me so as a last minute decision, we changed companies. This was great and they quoted us cheaper because they couldn’t do the auto door which was a shame but I didn’t want to lose the money so we decided to go with them anyway.
One of the other big changes but from a small purchase was our shop area, we bought a second till and made a new counter. This meant that the people doing work experience would feel like they were in a proper shop work environment, this went down really well. Our work experience volunteers with learning disabilities gained confidence and took pride in their work area. We found that customers and services users alike loved the new shop area, this gave the volunteers great pride in working there. The income for the shop increased because more people used it now it looked like a proper shop.
We had 14 new tables and 30 chairs arrive for our coffee bar area, this transformed our café and social area, it gave more space to socialize and this improved income for the coffee bar.
The art course
Part of our funding rant went to paying for 4 10 week art courses called “Journey through the field of art” These courses we set 2 for parents/carers and 2 for vulnerable adults.
The idea of the course is to help with self-confidence, self-esteem and learning to express themselves. These were popular courses which not only built confidence up in people while in the atmosphere of the course but allowed them to integrate into our Unity family and become a part of something else.
Summing up of our Peoples Millions experience
Like many people, if not the majority of people, who apply for this funding, we are not business people. When applying, we thought we were prepared for the year ahead, but we weren’t. We realized we didn’t understand how some of it worked and should have asked more questions but we weren’t aware of our lack of understanding.
Unfortunately for us we had 2 tragedies and 2 break ins where damage was done, during our year, which made it hard for us to focus on the project. Working with people with learning disabilities is not black and white and you never know what is going to happen from day to day, with our service users and work experience people, supporting them with these upses came first . The whole idea of the Centre is to support them, so that support comes first when it is needed. This put us behind a little, but we got there.
The result of this left us with quite a lot of stress but it was worth it because of what we gained. We now have a shop and coffee bar that we are proud of. When customers come in and compliment us on our achievements it makes us so happy.
The Centre looks so much smarter than a year ago, we were in a rundown building which now looks sparkling from the front and a welcoming environment. We are able to offer more activities and training with our new computers and smart board, our service users and volunteers are enjoying this.
For the first time since we’ve been open, we were able to offer the school kids work experience as they had a proper environment to come to. We offered this to one local school, from doing this, we have had enquiries from other schools for next year.
Having more space now has enabled us to start up a youth group in the New Year which is great because our project of 2015 has enabled us to progress on to more things in 2016 which we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
Howdy folks! I hope you've all had a great summer. For us at the Centre is seems to have whizzed by. The Centre itself has been very busy with people coming and going, the coffee bar with it's now extended menu and the shop with all the huge quantities of donations that we have been given. We are on our second "Fill a carrier bag for 50p" sale of the season as we have run out of room to store the donations given. We are always astounded at not only the amount of donations but the quality of some of them. People can be so generous.
We have a good amount of volunteers helping out at the Centre several days a week each.....yeay! I feel that people who volunteer in this way, where ever it is, don't get the recognition they deserve. People put on single fundraisers for a cause because it's dear to them at the time, and this is great, they are wonderful for doing it and it can take a lot to organise. They get so much praise for doing this single event, yet people who tirelessly keep on raising money for a cause hardly get any recognition. So next time you're in a charity shop or somewhere that is run or largely supported by volunteers, just saying something nice in support will make their day. Many of them are volunteering because they want to be out there in the community but for personal reasons they can't commit to employment, or they want to get back into employment but need some confidence boosting first like working with a team or being a part of something again.
For me, Jac chairwoman, I have done a fundraiser each Friday at the Centre with Debz and Jonathan. We have had the BBQ going and I have sung whilst sitting out there on my stool. Most weeks my Dad the legendary Don Woods joined me too, he comes with his old style country music which our service users love. I have sometimes had harmonies in my ear from one of our service users Angello which is always fun....trying to keep from laughing while he comes up with some funny harmonies is always funny.
One of the things I really enjoy when doing our Friday BBQ, is chatting with people passing by and seeing people who I haven't seen for quite a while, who have come specially because they've seen it advertised, seeing lots of smiling faces is always great.
I can't eat the things off the BBQ as I'm gluten free so sitting right next to it while Debz and Jonathan cook away has been torture......I must get some gluten free food sorted for the Centre, then I can join in! Debz and Jonathan have made a great team and cooked food to order so it's all fresh. Sadly it's all over for this year....unless we get another shot at an Indian summer....then just maybe we'll do it all over again....any excuse to sit outside rather than be tucked away in the back room!
The BBQ it'self was donated by the Lowestoft Rotary Club, so we are very appreciative of that from them, it has been used on many occasion and thoroughly enjoyed.
Our support of Talent Match is going well. Sadly we lose Bryn soon though. He has been working in our admin department and has been doing a great job. Once Talent Match stop paying him, he is staying on as a volunteer which we're thrilled about. We are looking for funding to keep him on with us, so fingers crossed we come up with something soon. We have watched him grow and become much more confident since we first met him so I would say that he was a very successful Talent Match placing.
We have a young lady Samantha, who has started her 4 week work experience in our shop area with the hope that she's happy enough to stay for the 6 months on the Talent Match program.
Sadly we had the loss of one of our service users who passed away, he was a huge part of our Unity family. Scott Smith was loved by all and we have so many great memories of him being with us. He was so much fun and will be very missed. We raised some funds and planted a tree for him so that we had some thing for the other service users to remember him by. R.I.P Scott, we miss you. xxx
We also planted a tree for Robin Lunniss who passed away suddenly too, he was on our committee and we still miss him. He was such a happy chap who was so willing to help and join in. I have fond memories of our Bookers run's together, it was always fun....and that's coming from someone who hates shopping!, Thanks for the laughs Robin xxx
So, now the summer is over it's time to start thinking of indoor activities! The karaoke will start again, we also have a few service users who play guitar, so they're going to come in with them so we can have a great sing song together. We are trying to get funding for recording equipment so that we can record people and teach them how to record themselves or others.
We are also wanting to start some youth groups, one for the youngsters with learning disabilities and one for their siblings. These 2 groups will be run by qualified youth workers, so keep a look out for those 2 activities coming up.
We will be starting a membership scheme very soon. We haven't ironed all the details yet but one thing we do know is that people don't have to be a member to be a service users, membership will come with reward points to redeem at the Centre on food, drinks or gaming cards as well as discounts at various local places like restaurants, shops and beauty parlours. You will have to be a member to take part in some of the activities for free like Smartboard gaming. So keep your eyes pealed for what comes next.
A huge thank you to Trevor who did a sponsored swim and raised over £50 for us. He is one of our service users who took it upon himself to do the swim and raise money for us.