People with learning disabilities honoured for their achievements at awards ceremonyBy Becky Barnes
March 19, 2013
People with learning disabilities were honoured for completing volunteer work, an adventure challenge, hobbies and fitness, as part of an awards scheme.
Members of Wokingham, Bracknell and Districts Mencap who have completed the Gateway Bronze Awards attended an evening at South Hill Park on Monday, February 25.
Anita Clark, Gateway Award coordinator at Bracknell Mencap, said: “I am really proud of how much everybody has achieved to complete this award.
“The award encourages people to gain new skills and experiences, become more independent, make friends, be active in the community and to have better health and wellbeing.”
The recipients were aged 21 to 40, although the charity has people working on their awards who are in their 60s.
Vicki Jenkins, office manager at the charity, said: “Anita makes the workshops fun, as well as educational, so hopefully the different activities of Gateway will encourage and inspire lifestyle choices and interests that will continue long after everybody has completed their Gateway Awards.”
The participants are now working on the Silver part of the Gateway Awards, which is funded by a grant from the Bracknell Learning Disability Partnership Board.
For further information contact Anita Clark on (01344) 868 076 or email@example.com.