Saturday, May 6th 2017
Sport session thanks to Smile Through Sport
Saturday, April 15th 2017
Art Workshops thanks to Creative Village
Our young adults enjoyed an art workshop today ran by Creative Village CIC (Community Interest Company) which was set up by two passionate young artists who support creative expression for all. Lucy Addison and Jess Langford provide art based workshops which give attendees the opportunity to explore feelings, build confidence and develop skills in self-expression. These workshops are aimed at people with additional needs and those who are socially excluded or isolated.
They are currently delivering a project called Get Creative, which is funded by The Big Lottery Awards for All Fund, to young people with caring responsibilities, young people on the Autistic Spectrum and young adults with special needs. By tailoring the workshops to their specific needs and adapting them where necessary the young people leave the workshops with increased confidence, social skills, skills in various art disciplines and a new way of expressing and dealing with emotions. There is a gallery of images in our portfolio from today.
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Thanks to Greggs Foundation's Local Community Project Fund
Thank you for your generous donation of £700 for our 'trip to the theatre experience' for our young adults. We will keep an eye on upcoming shows at the Sunderland Empire and let you know how it goes. Thank you so much for supporting us, you made our day!!
Thursday, April 6th 2017
Thanks to Lt Colonel Cohen Fund
Another thank you to the Lt Colonel Cohen Fund for their generosity. They have donated £250 towards our trip to Whitby and a free one day course for our young adults and staff for August to attend the Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre at Cropton, near Pickering. Their website can be found here. All expenses paid for by the Cohen fund. Our young adults are thrilled and can't wait to go!!
Monday, March 27th 2017
Grant received for 5 more Laptops!
We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generosity Taylor Wimpey has shown for awarding us a grant for another 5 laptops for our members. Tony, one of our parents, had suggested applying as he came to the centre to collect his daughter who is one of our members. Both he and ourselves (including our young adults) were delighted with the news. A press release will be published in due course.
We want to say Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the generosity the Tees Valley Community Foundation has shown for awarding us a grant for 5 laptops for our members. Jonelle Bain explained that their Chief Exec is extremely keen to learn more about our business model and would love the opportunity for him, or one of the wider team to come out to visit us to get a better understanding of what we do and how we work. She added "I wish you every success with your project – and may even meet you soon!"