A local disability charity is aiming to secure a new base for its activities in 2022 - and is hoping islanders aiming to get fit in the New Year will use the opportunity to help them fund it.
Jersey Mencap aims to build a world where people with a learning disability are “valued equally, listened to and included”.
To achieve this, the charity supports children and adults with a learning disability, and campaigns for improved services, choices and opportunities by offering support in a variety of ways.
Pictured: Jersey Mencap offers a number of activities to children and adults with a learning disability.
This includes the ‘Taking Art Making Art Project’, which sees professional artists running weekly sessions and supporting people to be creative in a variety of art mediums, a book club and the Pond Project that enables individuals to gain skills in conservation, safe use of tools and general work experience, among others.
As it looks to creating ever more opportunities, Mencap is hoping to tap into islanders’ active endeavours in the New Year…
“If your New Year resolution includes focussing on your fitness, then you might consider signing up for the South Coast Charity Challenge. This 15-mile coastal walk on Sunday 16 May 2022 is open for registration online and all money raised will help people with a learning disability in Jersey.
"As a charity, we are looking forward to the year ahead and ensuring our projects thrive and grow to meet demand. We welcome 40 to 70 adults with a learning disability every week at our activities.
Pictured: The Pond Project is one of several projects Jersey Mencap offers to islanders.
"Our objective is to offer more opportunities and choice through our projects which include vibrant art sessions, buzzing social club and a new fitness programme which includes health walks, fitness circuits, Zumba and petanque - we aim to have something for everyone.
"Our goal is to secure an accessible hub to host our activities so we can develop all our projects and keep it appealing by regularly offering something new so our members can achieve the things they want from life.
"We would like to thank all our supporters, members, carers, volunteers and staff for their ongoing support and wish Islanders a Happy New Year from everyone at Jersey Mencap.”
For more information about the work of Jersey Mencap, you can visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01534 866622.
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