Your donation makes a difference to the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
How your donation helps
Your donation will enable people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire to access a diverse range of courses, activities and supported volunteering roles at Flower Pod and gain the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to feel happier, healthier and more connected to the local community.
On Wednesdays, Anita attends Reach Newark for a ‘Cook and Eat’ course. As well as learning vital food preparation skills, participants can enjoy a social meal together.
Fridays for Anita are all about the Newark Women’s Group which offers the chance to try different community facilities and practise skills with the support of volunteers in a non-judgemental environment.
Anita says she felt very shy when she first came to Reach, but that “volunteers helped me to get out of my shell. When I did a taster session the volunteers gave me a big welcome.”
Anita thinks that one of the best things about coming to Reach is having “great fun and laughter – people saying funny things”. She has also enjoyed going bowling and is looking forward to going with Reach friends to see the panto at Newark Palace Theatre.
Media Fun gives Tom the opportunity to practise his technology skills and develop performances as part of a team. Going to Flower Pod offers Tom the chance for some outdoor exercise and fresh air, whilst working alongside local volunteers on horticultural tasks.
On Thursdays, Tom goes out and about with a Reach Care support worker, opting to do fun things like going to the cinema or playing golf. Tom enjoys attending regular one-to-one cookery classes with a long-serving Reach Southwell volunteer where he gets to prepare and share a meal with family and friends. Tom also recently had fun joining his Reach friends on a weekend holiday supported by Reach staff and volunteers.
Both Reach Southwell and Flower Pod offer Tom a relaxed, safe environment where he can be himself. He especially enjoys helping his peers at Flower Pod. One of the things that Tom really likes about Reach is the opportunity to be with other people. Tom says, “I am happier now than in the past. Being part of a group… it’s more fun.”
Ways to donate
- Scroll down this page to donate securely online
- Send a cheque (payable to Reach Learning Disability) to Reach Learning Disability, Prebend Passage, Southwell, NG25 0JH.
- We can also take your donation by phone; call us on 01636 819066.
Thank you for supporting people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire