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Phab Torquay inspires and supports children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together.

About Phab Volunteers

About Phab Volunteers

Phab Torquay is an amazingly vibrant club which is run by a team of volunteers.

Find out more at the About Phab tab above

 

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URGENT

Your Harry Potter Booking Must be Done by 22nd May.

The total cost is £25 but you can pay a deposit of £10 to secure your place.

Please ask Mark for the form or download one HERE.


 

May 13-19th 2019


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Phab Wings on Tour – 2019

Phab is pleased to announce that once again, in conjunction with Freedom in the Air, an exciting series of free flying days for 20 Phab club members at two locations in the UK. Participants will have the amazing opportunity to take to the skies and, with guidance from the pilot, to take the controls of a specially adapted plane using the hand controls. The planes likely to be used are a 4 seat C172 or PA28 and 2 seater C152.

The proposed schedule for dates and airfield locations is as follows:

  • Sunday 2nd June, Redhill Aerodrome (Redhill)

  • Saturday 29th June, Barton City Airport (Manchester)

Lunch and drinks will be provided for participants and supporters/spectators – so a great day out for Phab club members and not to be missed! Places in the air will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are a wheelchair user you will need to be able to transfer yourself into the plane with or without assistance.

Phab are also able to help with transport costs if needed.

Please let me know if your club would be interested and on which date, plus how many members would like to join in the fun as anaviator/passenger or a spectator/supporter. I will then send you a form to complete with more specific information.

If you’re interested in the Redhill Aerodrome event, please contactgeorge.whittingham@phab.org.uk or call the Phab Office on 020 8667 9443

If you’re interested in the Barton City Airport event, please contactrebecca.hargreaves@phab.org.uk or call her home office on 01254 824784

For an idea of what you’ll be getting up too, please follow this link to a fantastic video created by Freedom in the Air!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuUvoBleoqI

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.
George Whittingham                            Rebecca Hargreaves
Phab Regional Officer                        National Projects Manager

 


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.”


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Here are some useful events which may be of interest to you:

Motability Scheme
Date for your diary, One Big Day – WestPoint, Exeter, Saturday 27th July 2019 – 9am to 4pm
A perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. There will be a huge range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), scooters and powered wheelchairs on display. Free admission. To find out more go to: https://www.motability.co.uk/news-views-and-events/one-big-day/exeter/

The Heritage Ability Project
The Project is looking for Deaf or disabled volunteers and their carers who would like to have an expenses-paid day out at a local heritage site, along with a chance to give feedback about how the trip went. The team produces guides and aids for disabled and Deaf people which need to be tested by people with the relevant lived experience. Mystery Visitor Volunteers visit sites up to one hour by car of where they live and provide feedback on sites and products using the Heritage Ability Project feedback forms provided. The Heritage Ability Project can then provide expenses for the mystery visitor and an accompanying carer, as well as a £20.00 “thank you” for the mystery visitor. Keen to get involved? Contact them and talk it through with the team! Tel: 01392 459 222 Text: 07958 517 919 email: nichola.blackmore@livingoptions.org

South West Athletics Academy (SWAA)

SWAA, in association with CEDA are organising a “Come and have a go” Disability Athletics Festival on Wednesday 15th May 11am – 3pm at Exeter Arena, Summer Lane, EX4 8NT

Events will include: sprints, hurdles, running, wheelchair racing, long jump, high jump, shot, javelin, club throw, ball throw, relays and other activities too.

For more details go to: www.sw-athletics-academy.co.uk or call: 07745 616852

Well Being Course – with Celia Chambers Therapy

May/June 2019, Southernhay Clinic (Central Exeter) £5 per hour (£50 for the full 10-hour course)

As a parent/carer of a child with additional needs, do you ever feel stressed, isolated or unsupported? Do you wish you had better tools to manage everyday challenges, and the opportunity to share experiences with others?

If so, Celia Chambers Therapy is offering a special 5-week course during May/June2019 that will help provide the support you’re looking for.

Working together in a small group (maximum 6 attendees) they will examine a range of important topics including understanding relationships, building resilience, the ABCs of thinking/feeling/behaving, and maximising positive interactions with others. The course content will be tailored to reflect attendees’ individual needs and priority areas of concern.  For details on course dates, and to reserve your place, please visit the course webpage at: www.celiachambers.com/parent-carer-wellbeing-courses/

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

Calvert Trust Summer Offers 

The Trust has two special offers:
1) A special summer break offer: Stay during June, July or August for only £285pp at weekends (usually £360)

£475pp during midweek (usually £515) Includes accommodation, catering, activities and evening entertainment

2) Activity day bookings: The second offer is day bookings for only £50 per person.  A special day with us includes 2 instructor lead activities, plus lunch.

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.

Listen to “PHAB Juniors” on Spreaker.

and here is the Live Broadcast from the Phab Monday night session

Listen to “Phab FM” on Spreaker.

Click the Image above to apply for the Summer ‘Breaking the Barrier’ event.

“Having been to it in previous years, I can recommend it highly – fantastic fun all round” – Jon Lake

 

We would like to thank Jackie Webb, Emily’s aunt, who, again, donated her Christmas card money to the Phab club. She very kindly has done this several times over the years.

Thank you so much


Here is something that some of our Phab members may find interesting. Click the image to download the full newsletter.

We are pleased to announce that the Phab Residential Holiday Projects 2019 are now open to applications!

There are also some dates for Volunteers HERE

These inclusive projects for disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults take place at accessible centres in Hampshire and the Lake District and have an emphasis on building confidence, independence, working as a team and most importantly having fun!  With a dedicated team of trained and experienced staff and volunteers, there is a supportive environment where everyone can take part. We undertake a wide range of activities such as canoeing, caving, climbing, abseiling, zip wire, archery, discos and much more. This year we are also offering the chance to sail with the Jubilee Sailing Trust on the tall ship Tenacious.   All our projects are heavily subsidised to ensure they are affordable to everyone.

The dates and venues for the 2019 projects are as follows:

  • 10th – 12th May – Family Weekend Project at Bendrigg Lodge, Lake District – For the whole family to enjoy time away together

  • 27th July – 3rd August – Seven Nights at Bendrigg Lodge, Lake District – For children and young people aged 8 – 18 years

  • 3rd August – 10th August – Seven Nights at Bendrigg Lodge, Lake District – For children and young people aged 8 – 18 years

  • 10th  – 16th August – Six Nights at Avon Tyrrell, Hampshire – For children and young people aged 8 – 25 years

  • 13th – 15th September – Weekend at Bendrigg Lodge, Lake District – For young adults aged 18 – 25 years

  • 11th – 13th October – Weekend at Bendrigg Lodge, Lake District – For children and young people aged 8 – 18 years

  • 29th June – 5th July – Jubilee Sailing Trust, Tall Ship Tenacious, London – Weymouth (16 – 100 years!)

Applying is simple – just click on the following link to our website: https://www.phab.org.uk/holidays-apply and complete the participant application form. If you need any assistance please give me a call and we can complete it over the phone.

The first round of applications will be discussed on the 5th – 7th March, and I would suggest that anyone who is interested applies before this date.   An Application Criteria has been attached.

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel would benefit – there is also a poster attached which includes dates, venues and costs for you to print off and display.

You can find out what we got up last year at the following link  and see what we achieved in 2018 https://www.phab.org.uk/uploads/Projects%20Mag%202018%20Phab.pdf.  There is also lots of information on our websitehttps://www.phab.org.uk

If you have any questions at all please do get in touch.

Kind regards

Rebecca Hargreaves

National Projects Manager

Phab

01254 824784

07875 140898

You can click this link, Save it to your PC and download a Sponsor form for the Conga

Big thank you to Richard The minister and Barton Baptist Church where we run Phab.
Richard raised a brilliant £358
With our sponsored swim.

We had hoped he would part the water but we all made it, some got stung by baby jelly fish but all were ok and this funding will go to pay for things like I-bounce, cinema evenings and bowling.

Thank you to all who took part and/or contributed to make this event a great success before we went on our summer holidays.


 



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What People Say About Us

An Amazing Job

James had a great time, thank you for being so great with him and all the children. You do an amazing job and it's REALLY appreciated x

Highly Recommended

"Our James loves the Phab Club. He looks forward to every week and is full of excitement to share with us when he gets home! Highly recommend it."

Cool!

Hi Guys, I just wanted to say how cool all the photo's are and it looks like you have a fantastic time, I know I do when I'm lucky enough to visit you. Jon has done an excellent job of this website, and I will be following your adventures through it. Carry on having a great time and take care of each other.

 

Ste Hogan

Awesome!

This looks great.

 

Jonathan Edwards
Phab Volunteer
phab torquay

Well Done!

This site looks amazing - well done all

Janine Williams
Phab National Manager

Our Affiliations

Our Team of Volunteers

Find Out More About Them! Coming Soon in a Top Trumps Stylee!!

Connor

Beth

Beth

Connor

Lily

Kiley

Kerry

Mark

June

Byron

Steven

Jonathan

Michael

Craig

Adam

Paul

Rhys

Trevor

Matt

Alan

Ross

Our Fundraising Projects

Oh What Fun We Have! Click the Images Below to See More

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Valentines Meal 2018
Our Valentines Meal was an amazing night. We made over £200 for which we thank everyone that came for a lovely meal.
The young people that helped with the preparation of the food and waiter/waitress service etc did an awesome job and gained some wonderful experience which will stay with them forever and will also aid them if they wish to gain employment in the future.
Our amazing young people cooked and served parents and friends. Thank you to our Chair (Alan) who put a shift in on pot wash  – Alan “Scrubber” Tilley. Also to Jim and Julie Onion, potato peeling stars. Thanks to all who attended without who we would not have an event. Thank you to all that helped or took part, to Scotty ably assisted by Paul and his crew for our Murder Mystery.
Thank you. Well done.
To see even more pictures click Learn More
 
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Conga

On November 5th 2017, several members of the Phab club did a Conga from central Torquay to Paignton bus station to raise both funds and awareness for the club.

Click the Learn More button below to see even more photos from the day

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Sky Dive

OMG! These amazing people are awesome!

Mark - June - Kerry - Lilly - Alan our Chair and Suzanne his wife DID throw themselves out of a plane - All credit to them.

To see even more pictures click the Learn More button below

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Bag Pack
In December 2017, several members of the Phab club and the committee took part in a fundraising bag pack at Sainsburys Torquay. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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Phab Car Wash
Thanks to all who took part, raising an amazing £173 Also thank you to Richard the Minister at Barton Baptist Church for your help and support. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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Phab Meal Summer 2017
This was a marvellous achievement by the Phab club members and raised approx £300 They hosted and prepared a proper restaurant style meal for friends, family and customers to raise funds and also awareness for the club. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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