Who are we?
We are a local registered charity that offers social and educational activities to adults with physical and learning disabilities with the aim of widening activities and skills. We believe that everyone should be given the chance to fulfill their potential, and with help they can. We pride ourselves on a fun, relaxed environment – where everyone feels part of the family.
We aim to help and support our members through running different daily activities, trips out, respite breaks and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere they can feel at home in. Our aim is to show that having a disability does not have to mean you are unable to live a happy and fulfilling life and we do this through encouraging and empowering our members to learn, grow and reach their full potentials.
Why are we fundraising?
We are trying to raise money as we need a new specially adapted service vehicle for our members. As our members are all living with disabilities many of them use mobility aids such as walking frames or wheelchairs. This means the vehicle we use to transport them in needs to have a lift and other special modifications so that it is safe and so that it meets their individual needs.
What would this mean for us?
Having a vehicle means we are able to transport our members to and from our day centre so that they can be a part of our social group but it also means that we are able to transport our members to community events and activities that are happening throughout out the year.
Being able to transport our members to community events is so important as we know that being able to socialize and be a part of their communities on and around Sheppey is so important for our members. Living with a disability can often mean people feel lonely and isolated and we want to do all we can to stop this from happening.
Being active members of the community and getting involved in local projects is something we know is important to our members as it benefits them in so many ways. This is why we are trying to raise money for a new specially adapted vehicle, so that we can continue to transport our members to enable and encourage them to take part and be engaged with their local communities and community projects and events.