Axis Foundation funds social club for adults with learning disabilities

Bentilee Volunteers is a charity that provides social activities and volunteering to children, the elderly and disadvantaged people within the local community.

£2,500 from the Axis Foundation will go towards the Rainbow Club (a social club for adults with learning disabilities) which provides a safe social haven for members to make new friends and take part in creative and interactive activities. For instance, they deliver sessions in drama, music, crafts and dancing, as well as parties and games. In addition, their theatre trips and excursions take members to exciting and stimulating places, proving to be very popular.

They consult with the residents of Bentilee, encouraging them to identify and address the needs of their local area. As a result, they have set up a range of initiatives, helping to raise the quality of life for vulnerable people within the community.

Other Projects include

• The Furniture Shed and Charity Shop (donations and re-sales)
• Youthlink (a club for young people between the ages of 11 and 19)
• Senior Clubs (luncheon clubs with transport, activities and outings for older members of the community)
• The Community IT Suite (offering computer training and assistance into employment, training and volunteering opportunities).

“Bentilee Volunteers were thrilled to receive a donation from the Axis Foundation. The funding will help our Rainbow Project to continue and grow, supporting the good work of our committed staff and volunteers. Above all, it will ensure that this much needed club remains available to local vulnerable people.” Gill McGovern, Funding Development Worker