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Hounslow social club members are treated to a mini-break thanks to Tesco

Posted on 04 April 2019

Isleworth Tuesday Club is a social club for residents from the local area with special needs and/or learning difficulties. The club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm and runs a variety of activities to promote social integration, understanding and equality.

The club provides an outlet once a week and includes activities such as: snooker, darts, arts & crafts, reading, computer games, dancing, music, bingo and a raffle. On special evenings they may also host a movie night, karaoke or a bbq. They also provide trips to the seaside and to the theatre, and a huge Christmas party every year with Santa.

The Tuesday Club presents a very important space for its members, especially those from residential homes, many of whom lack social skills.

The club were delighted to receive £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme. The club has no private or social funding, so all their money is usually raised locally by organised activities. The money is going to be used to fund a group trip to Butlin’s over the summer; a longstanding tradition.

A representative from Isleworth Tuesday Club said: “We are not aware of any other group in the area that provides what we do. We believe that other people’s attitudes and physical barriers limit the participation of physically and mentally disabled people in society. One of the roles of our club is to challenge attitudes and assumptions about disability.

Our main goal is inclusion for all, providing equality of opportunity for both disabled and non- disabled people together. We want to further these objectives by putting emphasis on the wider community to break down the inhibitions and the barriers that exist”.

The Tesco Bags of Help scheme takes the money paid for plastic bags in stores and puts it into grants that benefit local communities. Millions of pounds have been given to a wide range of projects across the UK.

Groundwork London administers the funding in the capital. If your community project could use up to £4,000, please visit www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco

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