We have decided to do a fundraiser to help support and develop our community services in Oxfordshire. A team of 13 staff will be going to the event made up of managers, day service support staff and office staff. We are hoping that by participating we will raise awareness about charity Guideposts both locally and nationally 

The projects that we will be supporting through our fundraising include:

  • GLADS - a day service supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and also service users with high medical needs, the project promotes well-being, reducing loneliness and also promotes a healthy lifestyle encouraging participation in a wide range of fun activities including football, cooking, arts and crafts and day trips. 
  • dig 'n' grow - another day service promoting well-being and reducing loneliness by offering both gardening on our own site but also community gardening in the local community, other activities we do at dig 'n' grow include representing the charity in local event such as the Witney Food Festival and also Witney in Bloom.
  • Lights Up - a day service supporting both individuals who are on the dementia journey but also supporting their families, the groups meets fortnightly and activities include: painting and seasonal craft, music, singing, dance, reading and poetry and outings such as the local cinema. Lights Up supports families in Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton a future project which is going to be in Woodstock starting in September 2018
  • Mates n dates is a friendship and dating network established 10 years ago for adults with a learning disability living in and around Oxfordshire. We offer great opportunities for social activities with the chance of forming friendship, or more in a supported environment.
  • Forest School - This is a project funded by Children in Need and is supporting children with special educational needs, disabilities, mental health issues and from low income backgrounds, this project is supporting children aged between 5 - 15 years of age and gives an outdoor learning platform whereby service users gain self-confidence, greater independence and increased social skills by doing activities such as arts and crafts, den building and cooking on fires. 

Together we can continue changing lives in our local communities. Please sponsor us!

Many Thanks, 

Tim, Kelly, Helen, Jen, Nicole, Jo, Paul, Lucy, Rachel, Maxine, Dawn, Simon and Rachel xx