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Newsletter Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and Their Families

May - August 2017

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter We are heading into Summer with a lot to be excited about here at Time2Share! A new brand and website in the pipeline, new members to the

Summer Issue: News What's On: Groups Book Now Service Review

team and a fantastic programme of summer

Support Us

activities that kicks off this May!

Volunteer Updates

NEWS A Farewell from Donna Baber, CEO Over the past two and half years I have been honoured to get to know many of the incredible young people who access our services, through group activities and befriending, and to meet parents, siblings and grandparents. There is not one young person who hasn’t welcomed me with the greatest of warmth and generosity. Every child and young person I have met has inspired me with their humour, wisdom, friendship and an unquenchable zest for life and I feel very humbled to have had this opportunity to lead Time2Share and to help deliver our befriending service, our range of group activities, day trips, family activities and parties. I have been fortunate to work with an outstanding team of staff and volunteers who help create this magic for young people every day and whose enthusiasm, creativity and passion for creating better outcomes for all disabled children and young people never wanes. However, I feel it is now time for me to move on with much achieved, I leave the organisation with much also to look forward to and with the opportunity to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation into new areas of work and a bright new future. Thank you for letting me be a part of the Time2Share family.

We'd like to welcome two new members of staff to Time2Share, Jo Phillips and Rosa Gray!

Hi there, I’m Jo and I’m the new Befriending Co-ordinator for the Bath area. I’ve only just started in my role but I already feel like part of the Time2Share family! I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all and making lots of new links. We’re very busy recruiting for more volunteers at the moment so please do spread the word!

Hello I'm Rosa, the new Administrator for Time2Share. Outside the office I am a self employed musician and have my own jazzy-pop originals band The

Rosa Gray Band who are playing lots of festivals this summer. I

have been working with Time2Share as a temp administrator for the past 7 months, and absolutely love the work Time2Share do for young people and their families. I formally joined the team this March and I am looking forward to the joys and challenges ahead.

We'd also like to welcome two new Trustees to Time2Share, Emma Broadhurst who has strong background and skill set in fundraising, and Glenn Lobb who has a son with disabilities and has extensive experience in setting up and managing respite homes for disabled children in the Devon area. Both Emma and Glenn have worked for many years in the sector and are a welcome addition to the board.

What's On: Bath and NE Somerset We welcome befrienders to attend groups with their befriendees as well as young people attending on their own.

Bath Dinner Group (13 – 19 yrs) Activities: After a recent focus on cooking skills; this season we’re focusing less on food and more on getting active with simple snacks to keep us energised and healthy while we try new things; come and join us!

Upcoming Dates: Friday 12 May - Bollywood night. Indian food, music, dancing and craft! Friday 9 June - Mexican dinner party. Tacos, fajitas, sombreros Friday 14 July - American BBQ night. BBQ food and games. Friday 11 August - Cook some food for our Summer picnic and use the outdoor space to play games and enjoy our meal.

NEW TIME: 6:00-9:00pm Location: Bath Area Play Project, Odd Down Community Centre, Odins Rd, Bath BA2 2TL Staff: Tracy Neilson, George Rice, Loredana Kraushaar

Cost: £5.00

We are now providing minibus transport to and from Bath Dinner Group for those that require it. Please email us if you would like to know more at [email protected]

Radstock Skittles Group (13 - 19 yrs) Join us on the second Saturday of the month, and enjoy a light lunch while you take part in a game of skittles plus other games and activities.

Upcoming Dates: Saturday 13 May Saturday 15 July

Location: The Radstock Hotel, Market Place, Radstock BA3 3AD. Drop off at the Skittle Alley in Radtsock Hotel, Pick up point at the restaurant of Radstock Hotel. Time: 11am-2pm Activities: 11-1 Skittles game together 1-2 Lunch Other games and activities available in between rounds, arts and crafts Staff: Amy Horwood, Laura Gunn Cost: £5 plus £5 for lunch ------------------------------------------------------------No Skittles in June But join our Big Family Day Out instead! Sat 10th June, University of Bath Sports Day. Details to be confirmed. Saturday 7th August Radstock Skittles and Saturday Friends Radstock are going to Weston-Super-Mare for the day. Visiting the pier and having picnic on the beach. Time: 10am-3.30pm Exact times to be confirmed. Location: To be confirmed - we will be arranging transport Age: 13-21 Cost: £10

Midsomer Norton Dinner Group (13 - 19 year olds)

Come and have a go at cooking different meals and trying out some fun activities! Upcoming Dates: Friday 26 May - Ready Steady Cook Friday 23 June - Water Fun Friday 28 July - Active Night with Zumba

Location: The Somer Centre, Gullock Tyning, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 2UH Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm Cost: £5 Staff: Laura Gunn, George Rice -------------------------------------------Friday 25 August 10am-3.30pm We are visiting Victoria Park, Bath for summer games, BBQ and visiting the different areas of the park.

Family Friday Alternate weeks we play Skittles at the Larkhall Inn. The other weeks we do activities chosen by the group. Take a look at our plans, there's lots to get excited about this term!

Skittles sessions Dates: 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 4 August Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Location: Larkhill Inn, St. Saviours Road, Bath BA1 6SD Cost: £5 Going out sessions Thursday 18 May - Roller skating at The Pavillion, Bath. 7-9.30pm, £7. Friday 16 June - Forest skills with BARNEY!! Hidden Woods, Bath 7-9.30pm, Free. Friday 21 July - Cycling Odd Down Sports Ground, Bath, BA2 Friday 18 August - Train trip to Weston-Super-Mare

Cost: Dependent on activity Staff: Lianne Morse, Loredana Kraushaar, George Rice

Saturday Friends! (16-21 yrs) What an exciting new programme we have this Summer! We will continue to run two Saturday Friends groups throughout the term. One session will take place in Bath and the other in the Radstock area.

Saturday Friends Bath

Saturday Friends Radstock

Saturday 27 May

Saturday 13 May

Adventure golf at Victoria Park and

Afternoon tea in the sun!

a picnic on the royal crescent.



3-6pm / Centurion Hotel, Charlton

3-6pm / Victoria Falls Golf, BA1

Ln, Midsomer Norton BA3

2NR/ £5 / George Rice, additional

4BD / £10 / Amy Horwood, Laura

staff to be confirmed


Monday 5 June

Saturday 10 June

We're off to see Circus Starr.

A Woodland Show run by the Egg



Time to be confirmed/ Front

Time/Venue/Cost/Staff: (change

Triangle, Bath Racecourse,

of time) 4-7pm / Prior Park

Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU/ FREE/

Gardens, Ralph Allen Drive, BA2

Laura Gunn, additional staff to be

5AH / Must Pre-Pay £6.50 ( to be


confirmed) / Amy Horwood, George Rice

Saturday 29 July Workshop with a Chef

Saturday 15 July


Workshop with the chefs on sugar

3-6pm / All other details to be

art, a tasty cupcake activity.


Time/Venue/Cost/Staff: 36pm / Centurion Hotel, Charlton Ln,

Saturday 26 August

Midsomer Norton BA3 4BD / £15-

Games and food, an outdoor photo

includes main meal at 5pm / Amy

scavenger hunt in teams exploring


the sites of Bath. The group will end with a meal out.

Saturday 7 August


Radstock Skittles and Saturday

3-6pm / Meeting point; outside

Friends Radstock are going to

McDonalds, Bath centre/ Money for

Weston-Super-Mare for the day.

food/ Staff to be confirmed

Visiting the pier and having a picnic on the beach. Time/Venue/Cost/Staff: 10am3.30pm/ Venue to be confirmed we will be arranging transport/ £10 / Amy Horwood

Big Family Day Out All family members are invited to take part in fun active activities together at the University of Bath with the V team.

Saturday 10th June Timings to be confirmed




We can provide transport to groups either through use of a minibus or carpooling with another family who attends. Please get in touch with our Groups Coordinators for



at [email protected]

We may now be able to provide assistance with personal care at our group sessions. Please get in touch with our Groups Coordinators to discuss your individual needs at [email protected]

Book to Attend the Groups To book a place on any of the group or activity sessions for this Summer Term, you will need to book in advance.

If the costs of our sessions prevents you from attending, please get in touch and discuss this with our groups coordinators.

Annual Service Review Are you overwhelmed, or underwhelmed, by the service you receive from Time2Share? Over the moon, or under the weather with how we're performing? Shouting from the rooftops, or muttering into your coffee cup? We listen to your feedback and we make changes as a result of it. It's that time of year that we're reflecting on all we've done in 2016.17 and we want to hear your views too, so we can celebrate the good stuff, and change and improve throughout the year ahead to make sure you're getting more of what you want in the way that you want it.

Please help us by answering four simple questions by CLICKING HERE.

We need all families who access our service to give feedback to ensure we are complying with our funding agreements so we will also be making phone calls to anyone who doesn't complete the online survey, to ensure we hear everyone's views.

If you complete and return the form by Friday 28th May 2017 you will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win either:

A pair of free drinks to Boston Tea Party OR £20 Love2Shop voucher - can be used at TKMax, Argos, Wilko, HMV, ToysRUs etc.

SUPPORT US Can You Help? We really need support to help us reach our fundraising target for this year. Are you interested in organising some community fundraising? Can you see yourself having fun raising money by putting together a bake sale or swimathon? If so, please get in touch with Jess our Operations & Development Officer [email protected] Does your workplace have a 'Charity of the Year' or raise money for charity? If so, please nominate Time2Share and help us reach our fundraising target! We still have much more to


and every



Update: London Marathon! He did it! A whopping great thank you to Gareth who after months of training ran the 26.2miles of the London Marathon in 04:27:36! Well









Gareth ran the marathon in aid of Time2Share and has so far raised £1,540 for the charity! He's not yet hit his fundraising target so please visit his fundraising page and donate now to sponsor Gareth completing this incredible achievement!

Our Session worker Lianne Morse is fundraising to take our Family Friday B&NES group to Butlins for the day. They have raised £810 so far, CLICK HERE to help them out.

Volunteering: Bath Festival of Motoring Do YOU fancy volunteering with us for the Festival on 17th+18th June? Last year the festival raised over £3,000 for us. Please email us at [email protected]

A big thank you to TSB who have chosen us as their 'Charity of the year' and have already raised £2,000 for us! They will be continuing to raise money for us until September 2017.

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