Prom Night Success

SPIN Prom 2012
On Saturday evening, 6th October the SPIN Club (Special People in Need) held their annual Prom at Hopwas Social Club, which was funded by the Staffordshire Community Fund. The funding also provided much needed disco equipment for the club, and our picture shows three of the five county councillors who supported our grant with the equipment that was purchased.

During the evening some 50 members enjoyed an evening of disco and dance and a large number were presented with certificates of achievement for attending our summer activities week in August, which was supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Those in the picture left to right are SPIN Member Charlotte Mawdsley, Councillors Lee Bates, Mick Oates and John Wells, and SPIN Member Andrew Forest with DJ SPIN Member Stephen Reynolds front centre.

Big Lottery Fund Supports SPIN

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund SPIN are provided a ‘Life Skills Week’ commencing on the 20th August at Tamworth Youth Centre. The objective of the week was to provide an opportunity for members of SPIN (Special People in Need) which comprised of young people of 14 and over and adults who had special needs, to broaden their life skills experience and have taster sessions in activities most of them will not had taken part in before.

Over the week there were courses in basic food hygiene, cooking, healthy lifestyle activities including keep fit, sports played according to rules, dancing and exercises to music. Personal hygiene and relationship training was covered along with money management, first aid and identification of hazards in the home, in the workplace and outdoors. There were hobby opportunities such as photography, gardening, sewing and computer basics, all of which were aimed at increasing their confidence, self-esteem, co-ordination and sense of well-being.

Those attending also received breakfast and lunch, and refreshments during the course of each day.

We wish to also thank Staffordshire County Council for allowing us to hire their premises for this purpose and for all the help from staff and volunteers of the SPIN club.

SPIN is a charity and we are reliant on donations.

Anyone wishing to make a donation please contact the Treasurer on 01827 65264.