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We are hoping that Devon will get behind us now that we have raised the public’s awareness of our campaign for votes in the news. Here is the article with videos and photos – voting is open for another 23 days so plenty of time to get behind us.
Isca Wheelchair Dancers dancing to “Blame it on the Boogie” by Michael Jackson
I need help from all the lovely people out there to get behind a project that has the opportunity to benefit from the 2017 Aviva Community Fund. Isca Wheelchair Dancers in 2010 with the support of the National Lottery and we have 40 members from the disabled community that meet up once a week to enjoy dancing in their chairs and socialising.
With your help we could benefit from funding up to £5,000 that would help our dancers attend dance classes by paying for their adapted wheelchair friendly taxis. Seriously, would you be able to fund £32 a week in costs just to get to a class you enjoyed?
Please help support us by voting for our project. The project is live from the 24th October.
Here’s your project link that you’ll need to share far and wide to help us secure votes:
Please help me to make this go viral!
thank you so very much, Natasha Cole
Adapted Transport for ISCA Wheelchair Dancers – vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund
We have an AGM coming up on the 18th October. Any Member interested in serving as a Committee Member for the next twelve months will be invited to put themselves forward when we meet on the 4th October. This position is open to two of our Members. Ballot papers are being issued on the 11th October and an announcement will be made on the 18th October.
For anyone not able to attend class over the next few weeks but would like to be nominated for the role please get in touch with Natasha.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking our current Members, Jack Richardson and Naomi Strawbridge for serving over the last year and for all their help.
On Saturday 23rd September and on behalf of the Regional Wheelchair Dance Association for the South West, our dance group hosted their first ever Wheelchair Dance Fun Day. We held it at our new dance venue, the Kenn Centre, in Kennford where we now hold our dance classes. We were joined by the Choughes from Cornwall and the Concordes from Bristol.
We asked for help from the National Lottery to fund this project and received financial help with the room hire and buffet lunch.
We had 42 people attend and we received some very positive feedback from dancers.
Here are some of the photos taken on the day. I was so busy enjoying myself that I didn’t take that many!
The Corcordes demonstrating a dance for us.
Some of us eating!
A group photo at the end of the day!
Recently I posted news about the Great Big Walk event which was a project we were recently involved in. To coincide with this event ITV West Country visited us with a view to filming and publicizing our group on television.
The story went livc at the time I was on my holiday in France and although we published the details on our Facebook page, it hadn’t been posted on our webpages.
Here is a link to the story.
Just a reminder that we are dancing at the Kenn Centre, Kennford which is our new dance venue from now on and that classes begin again this week. Note the day has changed to a Wednesday!
This is a popular group and space is limited at the Kenn Centre, so anyone interested in joining the group must contact the dance instructor, Natasha Cole, to check the position on availability. Details are available on the Contact page.
As from September 2017 we have a new venue for our dance classes. Classes will be held in the Milford Room at the Kenn Centre, Kennford. Thanks to all the members that came along and road tested the new venue for us.
Classes are from 6.45 – 8.45pm on a Wednesday and first class begins on the 13th September.
I shall be handing out a list of bookings for the new Academic Year but these can also be viewed below.
The Great Big Walk is celebrating and recognising how people have come together to make their communities stronger.
Isca Wheelchair Dancers was chosen as one of the Big Lottery Funded projects for The Great Big Walk Project to visit in Exeter to celebrate the difference local community groups such as ours is making to people’s lives.
Five teams of walkers began their journey on Monday 29th May and have trekked across the UK to celebrate the great projects that bring people and communities together. The Great Big Walk is a new initiative made possible by National Lottery funding and run by Eden Communities. It has seen a dedicated group of walkers and their supporters visit a different local project every day. They are able to experience first-hand how National Lottery players are helping to create stronger communities across villages, towns and cities all over the UK.
Two of the walkers, Jane Knight and Judy Thorn, stopped in Exeter on Tuesday 13th June to meet our wheelchair dance group.
Jane Knight said: “They gave us the most fantastic welcome, lining up in their wheelchairs and high fiving us along the way. We joined in with their dancing which was great fun and they made us a beautiful cake. It’s clear to see that the National Lottery funding is so valuable to them, helping to get the dancers to their classes from across the county. We really appreciate what National Lottery funding is doing for us and them.”
It was so exciting welcoming The Great Big Walk. Our members really enjoyed showing the walking team their dancing and sharing stories and experiences with them.
It’s fantastic to be part of such an inspiring initiative that connects people and celebrates community. That’s what ISCA Wheelchair Dancers is all about – getting together, socialising and enjoying dance activities regardless of ability.
Each team of walkers are travelling to five corners of the UK, finishing on Sunday 18 June to join celebrations for The Big Lunch – the UK’s annual get together for neighbours to spend a few hours of fun and friendship. F
“The Great Big Walk is celebrating and recognising how people have come together to make their communities stronger,”
Here are a couple of videos taken on the evening.
and a few photos
Natasha Cole – Chair
There is no class Tuesday 30th as it is half term week.