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£1,290raised of £1,200 target by 54 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,290 to enable Voyager Club for people with learning disabilities to continue the fun for many years to come.

    Mitcham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

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    Story

    Voyager Club is a social club run for people with a learning disability living in Merton which has been going on for over 30 years in different forms. Originally the club used to be known as Junior Gateway Club but then in January 1999 after the members became too old to remain in Junior Gateway Club and did not want to leave, we became Voyager Club. Then in April 2007 we took the decision to “go it alone” and left Gateway and Merton Mencap to become an independent club. The members helped plan the new club and always “demand” new and stimulating ways to do things.

    The club runs every Tuesday night between 7pm and 8.30pm, except during Christmas and Summer Holidays. We attempt, through the use of dedicated volunteers without whom nothing could happen, to provide a range of activities for all the members regardless of the severity of their disability or difficulties. These include art and craft, putting on shows and going out to various places all of which is aimed at helping the members experience life in addition to giving them a break from home.

    Financially, we rely completely on money raised through occasional donations, weekly subs and events such as the shows which everybody puts their full enthusiasm into even for just a few pence. With the change to being independent the necessity to raise more funds just to keep us going is the next challenge for us all, but one that we are ready for. As such, we have had a number of events including Mark, Club Leader, walking to Bognor Regis from Mitcham overnight, in order to keep club going.

    As such, for 2017 Mark and Mike (stepson) are going to be walking to every club members house, followed by a disco on 1st July. Although this would normally only be a few miles, because we have some dedicated members who live in Crawley, rather than Mitcham, this will cover a distance of 35 miles all to be done in one day.

    Please be generous and donate money to allow the club to continue with the fun and support.

    Updates

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    • Mark Brown2 years ago
      Mark Brown

      Mark Brown

      2 years ago

      Well all I can say is the agony of blistered feet (included a hospital visit) and a very painful knee was well worth it. I have not had a chance to thank everyone who has donated, but would like to just say to all of you who have donated a big thank you on behalf of the club members for the money you have helped raise, especially as you broke through the target that we needed to keep us going for two more years. The final total will be confirmed soon.

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    • Mark Brown2 years ago
      Mark Brown

      Mark Brown

      2 years ago

      Many thanks to everyone that has donated. We have just over a week before the big day and so hope that we can reach the final target. Be assured your donations will help the members carry on the fun

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    • Mark Brown2 years ago
      Mark Brown

      Mark Brown

      2 years ago

      Many thanks to Mike Dwyer for his kind donation and for kicking off the donations

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/14/2017 05.45

    Supporters

    54

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 4, 2017

      Mark Brown thank you for supporting A2ndvoice. You have been a great support, advocate and appreciate everything you have done for Nathaniel.... Hope this helps...

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 2, 2017

      Well done Mark

      £20.00

    • Karen Biddle

      Karen Biddle

      Jul 1, 2017

      We need more lovely people like you, massive well done from Karens Blog xx

      £10.00

    • chris and chris ellis

      chris and chris ellis

      Jul 1, 2017

      Well done Mark, you are great!

      £20.00

    • Andrew Davies

      Andrew Davies

      Jul 1, 2017

      Good luck with the campaign

      £200.00

    • Mark Mayer

      Mark Mayer

      Jul 1, 2017

      Have been collecting from family and friends, well done Mark and congratulations on another great walk

      £20.00

    • Catherine Morgan

      Catherine Morgan

      Jul 1, 2017

      Hope you all have some lovely times together over the next couple of years.

      £10.00

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    Mark Brown

    Mark Brown

    Mitcham, United Kingdom

    I have been involved with club for 35 years. We are a small club for people with learning disabilities giving support and encouragement to achieve. We rely upon donations to keep this club going for the benefits of the members, including social trips and insurance.

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