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Welcome to the Gig Buddies Portsmouth Spring 2020 Newsletter!


Ready for a fun-packed 2020 with Gig Buddies Portsmouth? 


Become a Gig Buddy Volunteer
We are searching for new volunteers that can spend a few hours each month helping to support adults with a learning disability to go out and have fun in Portsmouth. The aim is to reduce social isolation and share your interests. If you are patient and kind, please click the link here to apply. 

What have Gig Buddies been up to?
Gig Buddies started 2020 in fine fashion by going to watch Portsmouth Football Club win against AFC Wimbledon in League 1, moving them closer towards promotion for this season - Play Up Pompey! We also visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to play Laser Quest, with some Gig Buddies scoring personal bests and we plan to return later this year.

Group pic with Gig Buddies and Portsmouth Football Club


New Team Members
Our new Events and Admin Volunteer, Holli, who has been a great help so far, created and lead her first presentation at the Portsmouth Disability Celebration and Learning event at Gunwharf Quays in January. We have also welcomed some new Volunteers and matched them successfully - Click here to read all about our adventures on the Aldingbourne Trust Blog.

New Skills
One of our Gig Buddies has been learning new cooking skills courtesy of the fantastic Men's Kitchen scheme which provides 5 cooking sessions for the amazing price of £5 and this includes all of the ingredients All you need to do is roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and get cooking! Click here to contact their friendly team.

Learning new cooking skills at Men's Kitchen

Future Events
We have many events coming up (calendar below) including watching some great up and coming bands at the Wedgewood Rooms which is open to all and a great local venue which has had some famous bands play there before heading to stardom.
We head back to Kingsley's Bar twice in April, with the bi-monthly club night which is a popular evening out grooving to some club classics, commercial dance and chance to win prizes. One week later, we are excited to be hosting a Karaoke & Talent Show in collaboration with Ready2Shine, with some fantastic prizes, including a chance to perform at this year's Victorious Festival!! - keep up to date with announcements on our Facebook page
here to avoid missing out on what will be a BIG night.


Future Events Calendar for Gig Buddies

If you are an adult with a learning disability, live in the postcode area of Portsmouth, PO1-PO6 and would like to become a Gig Buddy, click here to sign up.

Until the next Newsletter keep on being fantastic Gig Buddies! 

Mike Harris
Project Coordinator

Gig Buddies Portsmouth
Tel: 07475 812431
Email: gigbuddiesportsmouth@aldingbourne.org

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