When Ryan Vaughan told the BTCSoftware team about his 5k run to help raise funds for our local charity, The Clubhouse Project, the company was delighted to be able to contribute alongside individual staff donations.

Since 2011, The Clubhouse Project has prided itself on its commitment to provide support to young adult with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Based in the grounds of St George’s College in Addlestone, they provide individual, person-centered support through in-house and community-based activities. They also run the OCR Life Skills Day Service for young adults with learning disabilities living in and around Surrey.

Through one-to-one sessions, the young adults are able to participate, learn skills, and grow their confidence. The Clubhouse Project staff are highly trained and committed to supporting the people that use their facilities, as well as providing advice and practical support for families and carers. The young adults are involved through activities with their local communities, and the team sell upcycled products made at The Clubhouse Project.

At their day service, the staff focus on each individual’s needs and strengths, and from there are able to help develop self-awareness – how to deal with problems, everyday life and responsibilities, and emotional well-being and healthy living. There are several allotments in use by The Clubhouse Project which they say gives their young adults “an enormous sense of achievement when they harvest the produce and then use it in their own cooking.”

Sunday was a pleasant day for the 5k in Bushy Park, Teddington. Ryan and his team had a good time running the route through the historic and beautiful Royal Park. We are all very proud of them and their total raised, which currently stands at a fantastic £597.50!

If you’d like to find out more about Ryan’s team and The Clubhouse Project or to donate, please visit their JustGiving page.

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