We are taking SPIN members to the Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime at the Town Hall in Sutton Coldfield on Wednesday, 20 February.
There are only 53 seats on the coach, so it is first-come, first-served. The cost is £6.00 per person.
Completed forms need to be in no later than Wednesday 6 February.
This event is for current members only. It is to be held at Tamworth Youth Centre and begins at 1.00 pm.
This special anniversary party is to be held at Bolehall Swifts Club, includes a buffet, and begins at 7.30 pm.
At: Coton Centre Comberford Road Tamworth
Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August 2017
Open to all over the age of 14 who have learning difficulties or physical disabilities.
There will be:
- Table games
- Teaching sessions on personal safety, healthy eating/lifestyle and preparation for working life
- A day out at a farm.
Cost per day is £6.00 which includes a light lunch and drinks during the day.
For more information and/or a booking form please contact:
Reception at SPIN on Wednesday evenings (7.15 pm to 9.30 pm)
- Sylvia on 01827 65264
- Lindsey on 01827 64391
At: Sacred Heart Centre Glascote, Tamworth. Friday, 12 May 2017 between 7.00 pm and 10.00 pm.
Disco, Buffet, Tombola, Raffle.
Tickets £4.00 available at Wednesday SPIN. Closing date 26 April.
For SPIN members only
At: St John’s Church Community Rooms St John Street Tamworth Starting Monday, 20 March 2017
SPIN will be holding a drop-in café every Monday between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm. It will be open to all adults with learning/physical disabilities, offering friendship, games and craft activities. Advice and help with form-filling are also available if required.
Entrance is free. There will be a small charge for tea and coffee.
For further information, speak to Sylvia at SPIN on Wednesday nights, or telephone her on 01827 65264.
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.
Wednesday, 2 December was the SPIN Christmas Performance, held at Tamworth Youth Centre, which is now run by the One Recovery Team.
Publicised as a ‘Christmas Extravaganza’, more than a dozen SPIN members took part in front of a large audience of family, friends, other members, staff and volunteers. Christmas songs and carols, poems, readings, jokes and sketches were ably performed, and afterwards tea, coffee, mince pies and cakes were available for consumption before making the journey home.
The SPIN Christmas Party was held at the Sacred Heart Centre on Friday, 4 December, 2015. Around 90 members, their families, staff and volunteers came along, and danced the night away to a disco hosted by Brian Mawdsley, and tucked into a sumptuous buffet made by Roasters in Tamworth.
Many tickets were bought and prizes won at the Tombola, and the whole evening was most enjoyable and a great success.