Get ready to make it happen in Swindon!

Phone lines open on Wednesday 23 May at 9.30am.   Please call 01793 406004 and select option 3 to book.  

Remember - 100% matching applies for all the challenges listed below!

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.

216 Animal Magic

Challenge group size:  F

Phoenix Enterprises 

What's the challenge?

Phoenix Enterprises, one of our local multi year partners, support adults with physical disabilities or mental health issues by providing training and employment opportunities working in a direct mail service environment. Service users gain work based skills in a controlled and safe environment.

Website                                

They would like you to organise a visit to a park farm, such as Butts Farm, near South Cerney, where physical and visual contact with the animals, together with a picnic and some fun activities, would be an excellent experience for their service users. 

About 30 people would benefit from the visit. We think a budget of around £300 should cover the cost of this wonderful day out.

217 Fishy Fun for Families

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Women's Aid

What's the challenge?

Swindon Women's Aid provides support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse, by providing an emergency helpline, refuge accommodation and outreach support.

Website

Each summer the charity takes the families away for a day trip.  This year they would like you to take them to Bournemouth to visit the Aquarium. Group activities such as this really help families at a particularly vulnerable time. And who doesn't like a day out at the sea side meeting the fish?!

218 Laser Quest is their request!

Challenge group size:  M

Swindon 10 to 18 Project (STEP)

What's the challenge?

Alongside a therapeutic service, STEP also provides an inclusion programme for young people across Swindon. They regularly work with 12 young people, aged 11-18 years, who come from a wide range of backgrounds with a diverse range of needs and experiences including; living in poverty, isolation, young carers, physical and learning disabilities, poor mental health, educational concerns and sexuality/gender identity issues.     

Website                                 

The young people themselves have set your challenge!  This is to arrange a visit to Laser Quest in Swindon and refreshments for 10-12 young people aged 12-18 years old (mixed genders).

All the young people attending this group have either an additional learning need (autism) or are socially excluded from accessing mainstream groups / clubs due to poor mental health. Transport will be provided. 

  top

 

219 Be Their Salvation

Challenge group size:  F

The Salvation Army

What's the challenge?

Booth House is a Salvation Army Homeless Resettlement Centre in the centre of Swindon which aims to provide safe and supportive accommodation. Through Booth House, individuals experiencing homelessness can be empowered to create positive changes in their lives and move into more secure accommodation. On site are two Social Enterprises which provide work experience and training opportunities to those experiencing homelessness, giving them hope of a brighter future and moving closer towards employment.

Website

Your challenge is to plan a team building afternoon (ideally on a Tuesday) for up to 20 service users with group activities organised to encourage effective communication, team spirit, cooperation and problem solving. This can be arranged at either an inside or outside location locally. Transport will be provided.

Last year they went to South Cerney Lakes and a service user said "It was the best day of my life".

 

220  Start Barging

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Neuro and M.S. Therapy Centre

What's the challenge?

Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis is a self-help group which exists to support people with MS, their carers and families as well as those suffering from other neurological conditions.

Website                                                    

They would like to arrange a trip on a Willow Trust Barge in Gloucestershire for up to 30 people. The barge can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. 

Many of their members are socially isolated and/or on low incomes and would really enjoy a day out in the countryside. A Tuesday would be preferable. Transport by coach will be required and will need to be wheelchair friendly.

   top

221 Let's go wild!

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Neuro and M.S. Therapy Centre

What's the challenge?

Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis is a self-help group which exists to support people with MS, their carers and families as well as those suffering from other neurological conditions.

Website                                                      


They would like you to organise a day out by coach for about 30 of their members and carers to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The coach will need to be wheelchair friendly. There is a reduced admission charge for disabled groups - currently £8 per person. A Tuesday would be preferable.

222 This is a pushover!

Challenge group size:  S

The Monday Wednesday Club

What's the challenge?

The Monday Wednesday Club has been running for 32 years providing social day care / entertainment for vulnerable adults with learning difficulties and/or physical  or mental disabilities. The Club is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who encourage members to be independent, share in their problems and give friendship and support.

                                                                  

Your challenge is to support one of their planned trips on Wednesday 8th August 2018 to the Weston-Super-Mare Seaquarium and the beach. All 40 adult members, ranging from 22-80 years of age, have special needs in one form or another so they need at least three able-bodied people to push wheelchairs. All the members love days out to the seaside and if ice creams could be included in the challenge, then even better!!

223 Can you go to the dogs?

Challenge group size:  F

Headway

What's the challenge?

Hazelmead House is a hostel for people recovering from mental health issues as they aim to return to independent living.

Website                                                     


They would like to spend a day for up to 40 clients and support staff at the greyhound racing at Swindon Stadium. This would involve arranging wheelchair friendly transport. For lunch the clients would love a bar meal. Headway is not usually able to provide these kind of events so it would be a fantastic opportunity for their clients.

 

 

 

 = Wheelchair accessible