A wonderful night at the inaugural Lifeworks Supper Club

Amazing young people with learning disabilities raise over £1900.00 at Fundraising Event

“It was such a delightful evening”

A wonderful night was had at the inaugural Lifeworks Supper Club. The Charity’s Supper club was designed to support local young people with learning disabilities to have a great life and there was no better example of this at their first ever Supper Club, held at the Barrel House Totnes on March 21st 2022 and attended by the Deputy Mayor of Totnes, Jacqi Hodgson, who commented, “It was such a delightful evening and meeting all those involved with Lifeworks. I would like to congratulate everyone on such a successful fundraising event

Lifeworks Youth Group Conductor 2022
Lifeworks Youth Group Conductor1 2022

“Lifeworks Youth Club raises over £1900.00

During the night and with the generosity of those attending, the young people raised over £1900.00 through their charity auction, ticket sales and the generous sponsorship of Saracens Foundation. The event was organised by the young people themselves, and led by Sarah-Jane Lowson, Lifeworks Community Programmes Development Manager, who said, “It’s great to see young people raise money for their club, but as important if not more was seeing young people really hesitant at the beginning of the night increase with confidence and take control as the night progressed. They’ve learnt skills in event planning, event management, catering and their performance and speeches on the night was a delight. The event itself provided an important platform for young people with learning disabilities to connect with and integrate into their community.”

On the night the guests enjoyed a scrumptious THREE COURSE Sharing Feast prepared with care by Lifeworks Youth Group and College students, supported by the Kitchen Table, Totnes’s very own conscious caterer, whilst being serenaded by local young music makers, Jam Buddies in collaboration with The Turning Tides Project. 

Best night ever

Parent Jane Cunningham said “Can I just say what an absolute triumph last night was! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and took great pleasure in watching the young people fully participate in the whole evening. I was exceptionally proud of my own son Louis. Watching him take orders, serve and then the little speech he gave at the end…. It brought a tear to my eye! Thank you to everyone who has worked with Louis at Lifeworks youth club to bring out these qualities in him-I am so grateful”.

Another parent Jane Roberts added; “The evening was absolutely fantastic. It was lovely to see the young people be involved and enjoying themselves. On the way home Kaine told us it was the best night he has ever had”.

LOcal community support

Lifeworks Supper Club plays a key role in raising vital funds for Lifeworks Youth Group, improving the futures of local people with learning disabilities and their families. As part of our local community we were delighted to be supported by many local businesses, including Moor To Sea Music Collective, The Kitchen Table, Turning the Tides Project and The Barrel House

Whether you already join us on Community Programmes or are new and interested in giving something a go – we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us to have a chat: [email protected] or call 01803 861069

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BBC Radio NewsListen back now

Thank you to BBC Radio Devon for the brilliant introduction to Lifework services and volunteering. If you missed it and want to listen back you will find all the links below:

Paddleboarding:
Sarah-Jane (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09lg9rp 1hr 46min
Maisie & Zoe (SUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvnf 1hr 28min

Volunteering:
Kat Lacy (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv2y 1hr 26min
Richard Crompton (Trustee) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv8m 1hr 27min
Matt (Young Volunteer) & Helen https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv6h 1hr 26min
Lisa (Mercer Volunteer) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvfz 1hr 26min
Ken (volunteer)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv08 1hr 26min

 

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