Torquay Phab Club & Lifeworks have formed a partnership to deliver a body image project called IWILLConnect to help with youth loneliness, from the Imagine This partnership, via co op funding.
We are developing work around body image and plan to use an arts bus at the YMCA Asurus Tigers on Wed 11th March 5.30pm to 8.30pm with the bus / Indigo goes Wild in Brixham on Tuesday 11th March 12 to 3pm and also to have two bigger all day events one at Torbay Velopark on the 4th July Multi sport with Torquay United and much more and one at Torre Abby on 6th July.
All being well Phab will meet the bus 26th February now up at the club.
Both charities have a cross over of young people accessing benefitting from both our offers of activities and fun and I Mark work for both organisations and my time is used to support across.
@lifeworks – Please add this to all we do on this project and this than tags Lifeworks in. Thank you
Mark Thorneywork Extraodinary Young People Coordinator 14 to 18
As of 16th January 2020, Phab Club Torquay has become a stand alone charity in it’s own right – Registered Charity Number 1187410. We still hold a close relationship and affiliation to the national Phab Charity.
Mobile Phone Use at Phab Club
Some lovely feedback re: the Harry Potter trip – Sunday 3rd November.
“Hi Mark , Just to say a huge thank you to you & the staff who organised a magnificent day out at HP studios . Absolutely amazing & Joseph has some great photos thank you “
“Thanks to you and your team for giving Emily a wonderful day out yesterday it is much appreciated. Best wishes Alison”
“Thank you all so much everyone t absolutely loved it. The experiences you are giving these kids is really fantastic thank you!”
“Thank you to everyone who helped! Sonny says he had a lovely time!”
(More photos coming shortly on the website)
To raise money for the xmas party and future trips we have arranged a bag pack – Saturday 7th December 10.45pm to 3pm at Sainsburys Willows. Need as many as possible to cover 12 tills please.
This proves a great fund raiser for Phab so any help you can give, even an hour will be gratefully received.
What an Honour!
Our very own June Mills received a well deserved award last week – The Paul Hope Award 2019 – in London at the House of Lords. It was part of Phab’s national volunteer awards.
What an achievement – Well done June
Here is the video animation that was created by Oakleigh with the help of Matthew Roberts, Daniel Lock, Fred Rowe and Rhi’s music.
Check out our Facebook News Feed by clicking on the Facebook image below (On the white words Phab Club Torquay)
There was recently a survey done by the Torbay Children and Young People’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Partnership. They visited Phab and we featured in their Update which went out to all the organizations locally that took part. This really is wonderful to read and is testimony to all at the Phab club for the work they do.
Here is an excerpt from the update…
“Me and Tanny had the privilege of going along (on pancake day, we lucked out…) to Phab Club – such amazing work going on there with young people with learning difficulties. So great to see the variety of activities, and the investment in long term relationships where young people move up through the project to eventually become volunteers. A brilliant example of co-design with young people.
The Ocean Youth crew were there, creating radio content with a group of very engaged young people who were clearly getting loads out of the session and taking part in social action.”
Here are some useful events which may be of interest to you:
Calvert Trust – Share Music 2020
Music making workshop, 20th – 24th January 2020.
The popular Share Music week is back again in 2020, and places are already filling. The exciting break mixes at least two adventure activities with music workshop sessions, and includes 4 nights fully catered accommodation. To book please call Calvert Trust on 01598 76322
Booking is essential for day visits, call 01598 763221 for more details and to book.
Here is the Live Broadcast from the Phab Junior night on March 13th – awesome.
Click the yellow circle.
and here is the Live Broadcast from the Phab Monday night session