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We got funding

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."

SATURDAY DISCOS
DUE TO VERY LOW ATTENDANCE WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT DISCOS ANY MORE.  
See the Social Clubs and Activities page to find out when there will be a disco at our Clubs or on special occasions. 

NOTICE OF AGM

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 7.30pm at Kingsland Church.  
Everyone is welcome.

CLACTON CLUB - new times

Clacton Club is now 1.30pm-3.30pm.  

LIFT WORKING

The lift at Kingsland Church IS NOW working.  There is also now a chairlift.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Tuesday Club.

Our Jubilees  Exhibition Opens

We had a wonderful time celebrating Our Jubilees - The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Colchester Gateway’s Silver Jubilee. Thank you to everyone who took part, everyone who came, everyone who worked so hard to make it possible, and Arts Council England for funding it.  The Exhibition will be running in Kings Cafe at Kingsland Church until the end of June.  See the video below.
16th MAY 2022

MAGIC LITTLE GRANT

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: 

www.localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/


Thank you Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust.

THANK YOU WAITROSE COLCHESTER

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.

4th May 2022
WELCOME

Jess Thripp has just joined the Advocacy and Support Service covering Emily's Maternity Leave.  You can find out more about her on the Advocacy and Support page.  

Welcome to the team Jess.
NEWSFLASH      13th April 2022

We Got Funding!

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.

High Sheriff Presents Award to Victoria

NEWSFLASH 16th MARCH 2022

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!

GOOD NEWS ABOUT ENTRANCE FEES


ENTRANCE FEES will NOT increase in April this year.  They will be reviewed again in October.