Annual Activities & Information Day for Families with children with Disabilities and/or additional needs

On 23rd March 2013, UCSU Volunteers hosted an Information and Activities Day for local families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre.

On the day, children were able to access a whole variety of activities including; an inflatable bungee run, sensory tent, face painting, arts & crafts, Giant Jenga, Treasure Hunt, dressing-up photo booth, dance session and inflatable slide, and much more, while their parents and carers were able to talk to local support providers to gain advice and information and had the opportunity to meet and get to know other parents and carers.

In addition to helping to set up the venue for the day, UCSU Volunteers also assisted with the check-in where parents and carers registered for the event and were issued wristbands on arrival, directed families to where the activities they wanted to get involved in, helped the children access the sensory tent, giant games, arts & crafts, face painting and badge making, ensuring that everyone had a fantastic time.

The families thoroughly enjoyed the event and the volunteers were highly praised. The NLDG committee were most thankful for all the volunteers’ helpful assistance in making the day so successful.

Lancaster Business School Student Eats Project Day

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On Thursday 14th March, as part of the Lancaster Business School Week, tutors Amanda Chapman & Nicky Metcalfe-Meer and their students volunteered for the day on the UCSU Student Eats project at Lancaster.
UCSU volunteers; Sian Hill, Jess Owen, Felicity Sugden, Arran Dennis, Helen Williams & Vicky Eales travelled from our Penrith & Carlisle campuses to lead workshops and take photos on enhancing bio-diversity by building bird boxes, bird tables, bat boxes, bird feeders and an impressive Insect Hotel and on growing fruit & vegetables by planting fruit trees and weeding the allotment! Well done all!