Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Stay up late blog

Creative writing session – 26th June ’14

31
Jul
2014

Who was there? Daniel, Luke, Bernie, Jesse and Kate. We had a visitor called Naomi come and do a creative writing workshop for us. We talked about writing our blog and writing stories. 1.)What makes a good blog? Exciting things to read. Something different. Our blog is about learning disabilities and music. 2.) What do […]

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10 reasons why people with learning disabilities don’t have great lives…

29
Jul
2014

…and what we can all do about it.   Removing the blocks & creating a manifesto for change Last year our friends at BILD (The British Institute of Learning Disabilities) asked us to run workshops at their annual conference in Birmingham, which we repeated at he Learning Disability Wales conference in Newport. This enabled me […]

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National Lottery Anniversary Run. Thank you!!

21
Jul
2014

A big thank you to Evie Rothwell and the team at Spirit of 2012 Trust. Evie ran for us in the Natonal Lottery Anniversary Run, a 5k around the Olympic Park and the trust very kindly offered to match every £1 we raised with another £4 up to £4000. At the latest count we’ve raised […]

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Sex and health and rock ‘n roll

13
Jul
2014

Free Health Promotion Training With thanks to East Sussex County Council we’re pleased to be able to announce that we are offering free health promotion training to all our volunteers on the Gig Buddies project to enable natural and non-judgemental conversations to take place between buddies to support people to take healthy lifestyle choices. For […]

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On your marks, get set, go…!

05
Jul
2014

We’ve been given an amazing opportunity to raise funds for our Gig Buddies project by the wonderful Spirit of 2012 Trust and their 5 mile run round the Olympic Park. For every £1 we raise (up to £1000) they will match it with £4. So we’re aiming to raise £1000 in the next two weeks […]

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Free tickets to The Godney Gathering – Glastonbury, 19th July

16
Jun
2014

We’re going to be at this year’s Godney Gathering Festival in Glastonbury on 19th and we’ve got 20 free tickets for people with learning disabilities who’d like to go to this great one day festival. (We’ve also got 20 free carers tickets too). So if you’d like to go please get in touch and we’ll […]

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School of Punk Rock – class of 2014

10
Jun
2014

For the past 4 years the wonderful Somerhill Junior School in Hove have been inviting us in to take lessons on their annual disability awareness day. The kids have lessons from a variety of people with different disabilities and our job has been to talk about our times with Heavy Load and the work of […]

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Kiss My Disco – Bexhill

31
Mar
2014

What a cracking night at the De La Warr Pavilion last week? Our biggest crowd yet, but also quite a few people Staying Up Late too. Thanks to everyone who came. Here’s a post from the Kiss My Disco Facebook page. Post by Kiss My Disco.

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UKID supporting Stay Up Late

30
Mar
2014

UKID are a rock/drum & bass band from Glastonbury who have offered to help support our work. We’re really grateful for this lovely offer and will be teaming up with them for several fundraisers, the first of which took place in Staines a couple of weeks ago and raised £450! (They also held a raffle […]

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We’re recruiting – Gig Buddies Project Assistant post

21
Mar
2014

Due to the success of our Gig Buddies project we’re recruiting a new team member. This is a really, really exciting time for us as a charity so if you’ve got bags of energy and ideas, and have experience of working with people with learning disabilities then this could be the job for you… Gig […]

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