All coordinators are currently planning and booking thing in for the 4 weeks that we will be running over the summer holidays. The dates we will be running are 29th July – 23rd August (Weekends excluded) and parents will be receiving their invites, via email, by next week.
We would like to welcome both Hayley Clarke and Sophie England in their new roles as Wyre bowling coordinator and Blackpool activity club coordinator! Hayley has been running our bowling group for 2 months now and has worked at the Wyre activity club for many years. Sophie has taken over the Blackpool activity club and will be planning the activities now. She has worked as a deputy supervisor there for many years. We wish them both luck within their new role and a big welcome to the team.
We are excited to announce that we are linking in with the new YOOOF Zone in Preston. We will be running our Wednesday night Youth Club from this venue, 6-8pm. Located in the center of the city, the YOOOF Zone has three floors with many different activities on offer, such as: pool table, ps4, Xbox one, Xbox 360, VR, arcade games and much more. We are very much looking forward to working together.
A couple of our staff here at Play Inclusion Project have been busy recruiting new, enthusiastic, volunteers for our groups. We have attended recruitment fairs at Cardinal Newman College and Blackpool and Fylde college, as well as speaking to students in the classrooms at Cardinal Newman College. We have been very successful in signing many future volunteers up with us, and we are excited to welcome them to the team. A big thanks to Cardinal Newman College and Blackpool and Fylde College for their continued support.
We have secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. This funding allows us to provide a social group for young adults aged 18-25, living in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area, with additional needs and disabilities. A massive thanks to the #NationalLottery.
Some of our team attended Epilepsy training on Tuesday 29th February. Its great to know that our policies and procedures correct and that we have been following the correct procedures. Regular training is very important to us at Play Inclusion Project and we are regularly updating our knowledge to ensure we provide the best care.
Our office is now closed to give our area coordinators a chance to relax before running activity club’s on 27th December. We will not be reachable by phone, but can be contacted by email.
Massive thanks for all support from staff, volunteers, and parents. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from us all at Play Inclusion Project.
On Sunday 9th December we hosted our first Christmas Party for the young people, parents, volunteers and staff that attend Play Inclusion Project. We held the event at The Best Western Carlton Hotel in Blackpool and wow, was it a success! All the young people had a fabulous time dancing and playing party games. Lots of prizes were won via our raffle and ‘guess the bears name’ game. The big man himself even showed! We would like to say a special thanks to The Best Western Carlton Hotel, CJ Tazz, DJ Kev, The Entertainer Preston, everyone who donated a raffle prize, and to everyone who came. Thank you all for your support!
On the 9th December we will be hosting our first Christmas party for the children, young people, parents, and volunteers who attend out weekly groups and schools holiday clubs. We’re very excited here at Play Inclusion Project and will be busy planning the event! Tickets are on sale until 30th November 2018.
Over the last couple of months the staff at Play Inclusion Project have been busy attending events in Blackpool and Preston to recruit new volunteers and young people for our groups. A big thank you to Blackpool and Fylde College, Lytahm 6th Form, University of Central Lancashire, Preston’s College for allowing us to attend these and speak to the students.