Funding for learning disabled people in Shropshire

Arty Party Case Study

Arty Party StarThe Basil Houghton Memorial Trust awarded a grant for Arty Party’s “Celebrate Me! event 2012”.

The event was a fun filled night of Arty Party magic. This was a great evening for Arty Party Members and their friends to shout out loud and celebrate the wonderful things they did in 2012.

Leading up to the event, there were two Celebrate Me! workshops at a Telford day centre, attended by twenty learning disabled adults, to encourage people to think about their achievements during 2012. The celebration event,  held at Castle Farm Community Centre, was attended by around sixty Arty Party Members and was full of sparkle.

Thirty-six people spoke about the special things they did.  Achievements included gaining independence by learning to use the bus;  learning to knit; starring in a film and travelling to Moscow where it was shown;  taking part in an aerobatic stunt flight to raise money for charity; and overcoming fear to learn to swim.

All Achievers were presented with an Arty Party Celebrate Me! Certificate, and seven particular achievements were chosen to receive an engraved Arty Party Gold Star medal .

Later, there was music and dancing, with DJ David Rickard assisted by Arty Party Member Jason.

Arty Party’s Performance and Media group interviewed people at the event. You can listen to the interviews on the Arty Party blog: http://artypartyblog.com and there are pictures of the event in their photo  Gallery.

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