Local band Voodoo Stripe performed at Guildford’s Keystone pub last Saturday to raise funds for the halow project and celebrate the beginning of the charity’s ‘Love halow’ fundraising campaign.
The halow project which supports young people with a learning disability across Surrey is using the month of February as a chance for the public, schools and businesses to learn more about halow and help raise vital awareness for the young people with learning disabilities it supports.
Ann Kenney, Head of Fundraising and Communication for halow said at the gig: “We know how important it is for young people with a learning disability to be supported to get out and about, meet friends and make new ones, keep healthy and try new and exciting things.
“Each month we have a raft of social activities for young people from bowling, sports and youth clubs to discos and theatre trips. These provide a great opportunity for people with learning disabilities to socialise, maintain friendship groups and improve their confidence in a fun, safe environment. Our young people love the work we do and this month we celebrate that, highlight our work to new supporters and raise funds through the sale of our heart shaped lapel pins.
“Our thanks go to the Keystone and Voodoo Stripe for their support this evening and to all those people who came along and bought a heart for our exciting month-long campaign.”
Companies and organisations can support the charity and young people throughout Surrey by taking a box of lapel pins and help sell them in your office, school, pub or business throughout February. They are full colour and only £1.00 per badge. If you would like a box please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 447960.
You can join this campaign at any time in February. Any funds raised will go towards halow’s social activities for young people, in particular the halow Annual Party in March. This is a wonderful opportunity, attended by nearly 200 young people, families and supporters to celebrate their achievements and their friendships made at halow.
Participants are encouraged to send halow a photo of people wearing their lapel pin or you can also tweet your support using #lovehalow @halowproject
The halow project is a charity committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. From its community based social activities and learning programmes, to its 1:1 personalised support via its Buddy service, halow helps young people to gain confidence, skills and be supported to live as independently as possible.