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Archive for April, 2017

Pete Thomas – Taming The Saxophone

24
Apr
2017

We’re really grateful to the support we’ve just had from Pete Thomas who has donated £5000 to support the work of Gig Buddies through sales of his CDs and tuition books Taming The Saxophone and from donations from members of Cafe Saxophone. Thank you Pete and everyone at Cafe Saxophone – it’s just amazing when people do […]

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Our quick inclusive club survey – the results

24
Apr
2017

Last month we sent round our very very short inclusive club survey to people running club nights for people with learning disabilities to find out what was going on at 9pm in 2017. Depressingly not much seems to have changed since we started the Stay Up Late campaign 10 years ago, although a lot has […]

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Music as the Great Equaliser

21
Apr
2017

A guest post by Jenny Holt Musicians know the power of music, but they may not have considered that those with disabilities feel that power just as much as they do – maybe even more. Music has a calming effect on those with sensory processing issues and can provide a common ground for those with […]

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Meet Karen – running in the Brighton marathon for us

06
Apr
2017

Karen is a Gig Buddies volunteer and has run the Brighton marathon for us before and so we thought it would be nice to also interview her to find out more about her preparations and what’s she’s been going through these past years! Have you run any marathon’s before? I ran it for the fist time […]

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Meet Jade – running for us in the Brighton Marathon

05
Apr
2017

We’ve got 3 fabulous runners fundraising for us in this year’s Brighton marathon. Here’s an interview with Jade one of these awesome people… Have you run any marathon’s before? This is my second marathon, my first was Brighton in 2013. For my mum it’s her first marathon and she’s doing it to tick it off […]

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