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Key Information
  • What is Leapgate Activity Centre (“LAC”)?
    LAC is a recently established charity aimed at providing much needed educational and vocational training and support to adults with learning disabilities.
  • What is LAC’s vision?
    The vision is to build, operate and expand a facility capable of delivering activities for adults in the Worcestershire area. These activities will be constantly evolving and wide ranging, examples being animal care, catering, crafts, horticulture, woodworking and Zumba.
  • Why is a facility like LAC needed?
    There is a huge shortage of education and training facilities for young adults with learning difficulties post finishing college at the ages of 22-24. Such facilities are key to provide not only life skills, training and works opportunities but also the development benefits of working together in a social and safe environment. Furthermore the respite given to parents and carers by such facilities is critical.
  • Where are we going to build the centre?
    A site has been identified at Wilden Top near Stourport to build the centre which will also be used for other social uses out of educational hours to contribute towards costs. A woodwork room has already been set up and a café/catering facility is nearing completion.
  • What will it cost to build and run it?
    Through the establishment of the Leapgate Activity Centre Charity we are aiming to raise £250,000 to build the main body of the centre - once built,the day to day operation will be self-sustaining on a commercial basis.
  • How do we propose to raise the money?
    It is intended to raise the money from a huge range of fundraising activities which will include:- Events Sponsored initiatives Community support (bag packing, supermarket schemes) Collection tins Charitable trust donations Corporate sponsorship (funds and materials)
  • How much have we raised towards our target?
    We currently have raised approximately £30,000 which will allow us to obtain final planning permission and commence the crucial groundworks prior to build.
  • How can people help?
    Sponsored events (either individually or collectively) on behalf of the charity Supporting Leapgate events Introductions to potential corporate or charitable trust sponsors/donors PR contacts Collection tins in pubs/clubs/workplace
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