Local charity SPIN has a runner in this year’s London Marathon raising money for the club. Stephen Thompson, son of the charity’s secretary, will be running to raise money on 24 April.
Club members were invited to take part in a competition to create a design for the back and front of the T-shirt to be worn in the race. The 2 winners were Paul Randay, whose design will appear on the front of the T-shirt, and Kerri Wyatt, whose design will appear on the back.
For anyone who would like to help by donating money to SPIN, a ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page has been set up to receive sponsor donations for the Marathon. The website address is as follows:
An additional site has been created which will accept donations at all other times throughout the year. This is:
For 16 months, six young people who are members of SPIN (Special People in Need), have sacrificed leisure activities at the club in favour of working hard towards an NVQ qualification.
In January all of them gained an NVQ award in Life and Living Skills from the OCR examination board. Presentation of certificates was made at the club in front of parents and friends just before the February half term.
Pictured with 2 of the tutors at either end, they are from left to right Natalie Barber (who passed in Arts and Crafts); Charlotte Mawdesley, Brett Jennings and Ashleigh Bradford (who passed in Personal Skills); Amy Baker (who gained 2 awards in both Arts and Crafts and Personal Skills), and finally Andrew Forest (who passed in Personal Skills).
Unfortunately, Andrew was unable to be present on the day of the presentation which is the reason he has been photographed separately at a later date.
This year’s SPIN Prom was held on Friday, 19 June at the Old Liberal House in Amington. Members came dressed in their finery and had a really good time. The meal was provided by Roasters, and Brian Mawdsley hosted the disco.