Gunnercooke Foundation Charity of the Month

Manchester’s Charity of the Month – Creating Adventures, Press Release Courtesy of Gunnercooke Foundation/Inspire

“We don’t see the disability, we see the adventures we can have together”

When children with additional needs reach the age of 18, many of the services around them fall away leaving them alone and in some cases, totally isolated. This really struck a chord with Jenny Allcock and she wanted to do something about it and so she set up Creating Adventures.

After months of creating and submitting the application to the Charity Commission, Creating Adventures became a registered charity of 24th June 2016.

In August 2018, Creating Adventures started their first adventure, ‘Music & Songwriting’ in Trafford, which was partly funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

This year in 2021, we celebrate our 5th birthday and currently deliver 8 adventures including Art Club, Beautiful Noise Choir, Zumba club, Recipe for success project, Friday Live social, Sports & Wellbeing Festival, monthly Nightclub experience and Christmas party.

Jenny and the team at Creating Adventures are now working towards a community centre where local people with autism and learning disabilities can meet with friends. This would be a wonderful, thriving hub for people with additional needs to feel supported and connected to others in their situation. Feeling a sense of belonging in life is vital for overall happiness and well-being.

Creating Adventures believes that everyone has a unique talent and it’s their job to uncover this talent in adults with additional needs and to encourage them to shine. Our Community Rep Oliver has been selected as the Official Ambassador for Inclusion in the Rugby League World Cup. Oliver is a prime example that our members can reach for the stars.

Creating Adventures’ latest breaking news, however, is that local website design company, Beech Web Services have, as part of their selection of Creating Adventures as their chosen charity to support, created a fantastic new website for the charity.

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