Big Event at Charlton Athletic is great success

Oxleas dedicated staff made sure that the ‘Friends and More’ Big Event at Charlton Athletic Football Club recently was indeed a big success.

A whole host of activities started in the morning – right through to a disco in the evening. The day’s fun was aimed at people with learning disabilities in Greenwich. It was a chance for them to find out about things they can get involved in throughout the borough and an opportunity to meet new friends.

The day started at 10am when service users were able to register and get a hot drink. There was then a few brief presentations outlining how the day would be mapped out. This was followed by people telling some of their stories about friendship.

Then people were split into groups for the morning’s workshops where they talked together and planned things they could do together, like going swimming or going out to eat.

But it was after lunch that the real fun began. Service users really had a great time during some immensely popular line dancing, which was followed by an equally fun-packed speed dating session.

In the evening clients enjoyed yet more dancing at an over 18s only disco evening is organised by Community Resources & Employment Coordinator, Frederica Joseph’s Relating Game team and Greenwich Learning Disability Services.

Photo Captions

Big Event 1: A good old time was had by all during the popular line dancing session.

Big Event 2 : Some of the dedicated people that made the ‘Friends and More’ Big Event at Charlton Athletic go so well. From left to right (seated): Michelle Oates, Greenwich Mencap Family Advisor; Tina Jackman, support worker at Goldie Leigh’s  The Older Persons Service (TOPS); Paul Salter, support worker (TOPS). From left to right (standing): Sue Cannon, support worker (TOPS) and Emma Corrie, support worker (TOPS).

Big Event 3: Service users at the opening session of the ‘Friends and More’ Big Event at Charlton Athletic FC.

Published on 15th July 2010