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A reminder about Easy Fundraising

A reminder that Winchester Go LD are registered with easyfundraising.org.uk

This means  you can raise money for your favourite charity whilst shopping.    There’s still time for last minute Christmas shopping as well as the new year sales…!

Don’t forget to log on before you shop on line, it’s very easy.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/winchestergold/

Things I like about Christmas by Tommy

I truly believe that it really is the best time of the year actually. I like going to Christmas parties and having a really good old sing song at a Carol Service. And of course having really nice food.
And the best thing of all is opening Christmas presents.
The most excellent thing to happen at New Year is of course staying up really late apparently.

We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!


A reminder the Go LD office will be closed after Friday 21st December 2018 until Friday 4th January 2019 when we are all going to the Pantomime and will be meeting at 11.30am at the Winchester Train Station.

Jo’s going for Gold!

We are delighted that Jo is fundraising for us in the next London Marathon.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-conyngham

“Some may call it a miracle..others may call it a great mishap! Either way, the ballot has decided that I am running the London marathon 2019, which will possibly take me until 2020 to finish!

The charity I am going to run for is Winchester Go LD- formerly Winchester Mencap. A learning disability has been defined as ‘a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life’. As many of you know, my sister Katie has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. I have witnessed first hand how much she values having a sense of independence and normality. Winchester Go LD helps to support individuals with learning disabilities with housing, work, socialising and any other everyday difficulties. By donating you can help to fund a range activities from afternoon tea, a weekly low level circuits support worker or 1:1 staff time to complete a person centred plan.

Please help me to support this small local charity, which due to government cuts desperately needs more recognition for the fantastic work it does- THANK YOU!!!”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-conyngham

 

Winter Wonderland Disco 2018

 

On the 6th December 2018 Winchester GoLD put on a Winter Wonderland Disco which was literally was the best Disco i have ever been to in my entire life really. I really do like getting people to the dancefloor and getting the party started. Like for instance the Conga Train i started all off which i really enjoyed actually. Not naming any names but i quite enjoyed having all of my exes there which put me in a really good mood actually.

And a big thank you to Winchester Homebase for lending us some wonderful decorations for the evening!

Reported by Tommy

December Winter News 2018

Well starting from last Wednesday we had an AGM which was really interesting and really good fun.

And as for tonight we are having a Winter Wonderland Disco which really will be a fun – filled and packed night out i reckon.

Christmas in the Jessop household will be really be good fun this year as always.

Reported by Tommy Jessop

Every 10p helps. Please vote for us!

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

We are delighted to announce that Winchester Go LD has been selected for the public vote!

Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018 at the following stores:

Tesco Express, Alresford

Tesco Express, Kings Worthy

Tesco Express, Andover Road, Winchester

Tesco Express, Harestock, Winchester

Tesco Extra, Easton Lane, Winchester

The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £4,000, the second place project £2000 and the third placed project £1,000.

Please use your Bags of Help votes to support Winchester Go LD.

We are a registered charity and raise funds by generating income, from donations and funding grants such as this one.  Any profit we do make is ploughed straight back into keeping the organisation running and offering a range of services for adults with learning disabilities in the Winchester area.

Vote for us to be a Charity Partner 2018

We are hoping everyone will nominate Winchester Go LD as a charity partner to the Wine Festival. It would mean much needed extra funds if we are chosen. It is very easy and takes 2 minutes. Please follow the link:
http://www.thewinefestival.co.uk/charity-partner-2018/

Learning Disability Week 2018.

This week from the 18th to the 24th of June is Learning Disability Week. It’s all about giving people a chance to do what they want in their long and healthy life like for example going of to the Funfair having a really good time of it really. Have a look at the Royal Mencap website for more details.

 

https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2018

Reported by Tommy.

The Great North Swim

Some of you might have heard that Alice Peck’s Dad, Richard, has against his better judgement, and for reasons which he cannot explain, been entered for something called the Great North Swim. The downside is that it involves (in no particular order) cold water, swimming and a very unflattering wet suit! On the upside he’s hoping to raise a little bit of money for 3 charities – Winchester Go LD,  The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and The Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund– details of which can be found at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/richardpeck2

Any support that you can give will be really appreciated. Richard’s manager and coach, Kola (a Border Terrier), gets a bonus of a bone/fillet steak if the target is exceeded – it’s the only way he could persuade her to take the job on!

World Down’s Syndrome Day

Well what did we do yesterday. Oh yes i think we put on a Dance – a – thon for World Down Syndrome Day. It really was a fun – filled, action – packed and enjoyable day i reckon. I reckon that having an extra chromesome really does make people extra special living with Down’s Syndrome and living their lives to the full and to focus on the positive side of things in their lives.

For more details and photos see the Daily Echo link below.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16103740.PHOTOS__Dancing_in_the_streets_for_world_downs_syndrome_day/

Reported by Tommy Jessop