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.
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.