Activity Week

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:

  • Craft/painting
  • Sports
  • 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

SPIN Drop-In Cafe

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.


Marathon runner Stephen Thompson with winning T-Shirt design
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.

Winning design number two for the back of the T-shirt

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: .

SPIN Christmas Performance

Christmas Performance

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.

SPIN Activity Week – Sponsored by Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery
Between 11 and 15 August SPIN held a Life Skills Activity Week at Tamworth Youth Centre, which was kindly sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund. We are most grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for giving us cash to enable us to hold this event once again.

Numbers ranged between 35 and 45, and those who attended could choose to participate in activities such as many different types of craft, sports, keep fit, Zumba, rocket building, making and decorating cakes, first aid, safety, manicures and pedicures, a music quiz, treasure hunt, disco and karaoke.

Some of those who attended used certain activities to generate initial evidence in NVQ units in Life and Living Skills, which SPIN is running in conjunction with the Business Development Service, and which began during this week.

On Thursday, 14 August we had a visit from a Christian singing group from Ghana, who were visiting the area and wanted to call in to see what SPIN was doing. They sang and played instruments for us for about an hour before recommencing their tour.
Big Lottery
Big Lottery
Big Lottery
Big Lottery Rocket
Big Lottery Basketball

Great North Swim – Supporting SPIN

I am Corporal Phillip Taber from 21 Engineer Regiment. I was seriously injured on the 11th of August 2010, whilst serving in Afghanistan. I was medically evacuated to Camp Bastion where I was stabilized and then flown to the Queen Elizabeth hospital Birmingham. Due to the skill of the team at Birmingham, I managed to keep both my legs, but not without a substantial loss of mobility. Over the past three years I have been undergoing intense rehabilitation at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court and undergone further operations, from which I have recovered well.

Last year I climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of the service charities that have given invaluable support throughout my on-going recovery. Whilst undergoing rehabilitation swimming has become my main form of exercise and I have set myself the challenge of swimming a mile in the Great North Swim, taking place on the 16th of June at Lake Windermere.

This year any money raised will be donated to SPIN. I have been inspired by the great service this charity provides. They run a social evening for people with special needs, which include activities such as sports, crafts, drama and life skills.

Although a mile might not sound much it actually equates to 64 lengths of a 25 metre swimming pool, this will be a considerable task for me, as I have sustained gunshot wounds to both legs and will only be using my arms when in the water.

I would like to invite you to kindly show your support if you feel able, you can donate to SPIN by visiting the how to donate page on this website. There are also contacts on there that will be able to help with this.

If you have any queries for me please email me at: or phone 07977441849.

Thank you for your help and support.

Corporal Phillip Taber and family.

Sponsored Swim

Sponsored Swim
Last night (30th January 2013) we were presented with a cheque for £926 which was the result of a Sponsored Swim undertaken by one of our members Brett Jennings, and his friend William Simpson.

Above is the photo of the presentation, those in the picture left to right are, Andrew, Shirley Baldwin (SPIN chairperson) Emily, William, Becky, Brett, Natalie and Tammy.

South Staffordshire College Tamworth Campus Fundraiser

South Staffs College Fundraiser
At our Wednesday club last week SPIN (Special People in Need) were presented with a cheque for £550.88. The sum was raised by learners and staff at South Staffordshire College Tamworth campus from tombola’s raffles, cake sales and Christmas Sales.

The learners nominated SPIN as their charity as many of them attend SPIN on a regular basis.

The picture shows from left to right, Sylvia Geldard (Club Leader) Tammy, Craig, Julie Pritchard (College course Coordinator) and Hannah.