...because growing old is compulsory but growing up is optional!
Growing Young is a community project I started to provide low cost activites to users of Adult Social Services in the West Midlands. Due to budget cuts and pension issues there just is not enough out there for adults in social care and the community to do recreationally and their social needs are vastly overlooked by the powers that be.
What we do
The aim is to improve the quality of life for people of the folloing groups; Menatlly Ill, Senior Citizens, Learning Disabled and Physically Disabled both in residential care and the local community.
Currently on offer are; Arts and Craft Classes, Flower Arranging Workshops and Coffee Mornings.
What we plan to do with the funding
With the money raised I hope to increase awareness so more people know of the services, expand on the available activites, including Movie Screenings and dinner dances and if fortunate enough to raise enough funding put towards a vehicle so we can reach a wider audience.
Above all the funding will help secure the future of the project and allow the good work to carry on, and with this success, expand!
For your consideration
The work of Growing Young is for community benefit and I hope you can see the importance of such a project in a society where we forget about the social needs of the elderly and disabled, and what a little bit of fun and human contact can mean to them.
I appreciate all help with fundraising and am confident in telling you, your donations are going to a very good cause. Directly to the source of need, without a middleman taking their fees.
Thank you for your time.