Who are we?
The club was started in 2011 by Laura Gill, then aged 25, from Worcester.
Laura says, “When I left college I lost all my social life and missed my friends. I was at home every evening. I started The Monday Night Club so we could get together, make new friends and have some fun!”
Young people with learning disabilities are twice as likely not to be engaged in education, employment or training as those without. They are often isolated and spend a lot of time at home with parents, family or carers.
We fill in the gaps when there is nothing to do. We organise activities in the evenings and at weekends. Our activities include discos, birthday parties, fancy dress parties, karaoke nights, talent shows, dance competitions, sport and games nights and live entertainment. We also have a football club that trains every week on Thursdays and walking groups that meet at the weekends.
We go on day trips – we have visited Weston-super-Mare on the hottest day of the summer, Barry Island on summer weekends, West Midlands Safari Park, Cadbury’s World and, every year, The Swan Theatre Pantomime.
We have made three music videos, singing and dancing in the streets of Worcester. You can see these on our YouTube channel. We have put on many Talent Shows at The Swan Theatre in Worcester and The Shaw Theatre in London.
In 2018 we won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups, recognition of the dedication of our volunteers.
In 2016 Laura, our founder member, was recognised as a Point of Light in the Prime Minister’s award scheme for her work starting the club.
You can be a part of this!
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