On Tuesday 21st February 2023 the first Roy Clarke Award Scheme Certificates were presented to members who attended our Songwriting Courses. They can use the Certificate towards their Skills Badge if they want to. Well done everyone. Go to our Songwriting page to see a video of the event.
As ever, thank you to the Ashley Family Foundation for the grant that made our songwriting courses possible.
Our Advocacy and Support service has just received funding from the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Thank you C360 and TCVS.
Great news, our Advocacy and Support Service has received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. Advocacy and Support Manager Victoria said: "This is amazing, it means we can develop the support side of our work. Thank you National Lottery Community Fund."
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 7.30pm at Kingsland Church.
Everyone is welcome.
The lift at Kingsland Church IS NOW working. There is also now a chairlift. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Tuesday Club.
We have received a Magic Little Grant of £500 towards our Ukulele Club!
Magic Little Grants are through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust. Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Magic Little grants can be applied for here:
Today Mandy went to Waitrose Colchester to accept a cheque for £500 - woo hoo! It will be put towards our Ukulele Club.
Thank you everyone who was part of us getting this lovely donation.
2022 marks 70 years since Her Majesty The Queen ascended the throne, which makes it her Platinum Jubilee. 1st June 2022 is also 25 years since we became a Charity, making it our Silver Jubilee. To celebrate these two events we want to hold an exhibition called Our Jubilees and now, thanks to funding from the Let's Create Jubilee Fund, we can go ahead.
Hooray - and thank you Arts Council England.
Last night Victoria was presented with the High Sheriff's Award "for her outstanding dedication and commitment during the Covid pandemic, working tirelessly to ensure the Learning Disabled community were well supported with advice and practical help." Here are some photos of the High Sheriff, Simon Brice, presenting her with the Award. We are all so proud of you Victoria!
ENTRANCE FEES will NOT increase in April this year. They will be reviewed again in October.
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