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Join the NEW TERM for Melody’s Gospel Style Choir on 1st March 2018 in Cheltenham

After a really successful first term in 2017 launching Melody's gospel style choir in Cheltenham, we are putting on another term! This new term is set to be a great opportunity for anyone who would love to join a choir to come and sing, learn how to harmonise and to get together with a great group of people who just love to sing! Singing should be accessible for everyone, it...

Great start of term in Basingstoke

A lovely first session back in our Basingstoke GO! Club, this club is aimed at young people with additional needs and their siblings. A fantastic opportunity for parents to leave their children with our friendly staff in a safe environment.  We had a very busy session and all the children had great fun! We had groups of children throughout the hall playing different games and doing different activities. Some of...

Christmas Appeal from GO!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who support the work we do here at the Charity. Thanks to all of you we have managed to achieve so much this year and in the last 3 years since launching in November 2014! Please help us continue our work by supporting our charity this year in our Christmas Appeal, you can see some of the ways we have...

Festive bowling fun in Wokingham

We had a great session with the Wokingham families at the Superbowl this week, this event was held for parents and children with additional needs and their siblings.  The staff at the Wokingham Superbowl were very understanding and supportive of the children and families. All the families had a great time and even a couple of people managed to get a strike! Some of the families had been before and...

Lot’s of different activities at GO! Club & Mini’s Basingstoke

This week at Basingstoke we had lots of different games happening at once throughout the hall. A couple of the children like to play games with staff on their own. They read books, sung songs and enjoyed the large space to run around. In one end of the hall we had a football game being played and staff, volunteers and children took it in turns to be in goal. The...

Festive fun at our last club of the year in Havant

We had a really great session in Havant this week. This session was the final one before Christmas. This has been a great term full of sports, crafts and lots of creative things going on which has been excellent. All the young people have been an absolute pleasure to have and I know all of our staff, volunteers and team have thoroughly enjoyed the term. A huge thank you to...

Carers Rights Day 2017 and Support for Young Carers

Carers Rights Day 2017 and Support for Young Carers Here at GO! we wanted to join with other organisations to recognise Carers rights day, as more people in the UK become carers it is so vital that we can help raise their voice and support the issues that face them every single day and to make sure that importantly carers know their rights. We provide short breaks and support for...

Christmas Gospel Sing-a-long Concert supported by GO!

Christmas Gospel Sing-a-long Concert supported by GO! on the 16th December We are pleased to invite you all to a Christmas Gospel Choir Sing-a-along event on Saturday 16th December, come and listen to Melody's Gospel Choir in Cheltenham for a free festive night full of songs, candlelight and mince pies - fun for all the family. GO! have been supporting this choir to provide opportunities in singing in the local...

Great Opportunities for Young People in Havant this month

We have been working in Havant this month with families and young people to provide some great clubs for young people with additional needs. The whole team has enjoyed these sessions - especially when we have got to use some giant play equipment like the connect 4.  They enjoyed making up the rules and instructing the staff on how to play games, these ranged from sports games to ones they...

Basketball skills and fun in Surrey this month

We have been living it large at Surrey GO! Club, some fantastic sports skills from the young people this month with everyone having a lot of fun.  The children began this weeks session by playing sports, we played some football and basketball. The children also enjoyed trying to score baskets through a netball hoop with a basketball which is rather hard (as a basketball is larger than a netball) and...

Fun At Basingstoke GO! Club & Mini’s

We had a great session at the Basingstoke GO club this Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came and to the volunteers and play leaders who make this club happen.  We had some new children attending who really enjoyed the session and joined in with lots of the games. There was a group of children at one end of the hall with James, one of our volunteers. They spent the session...

Climbing Fun at GO! Wokingham

Climbing Fun at GO! Wokingham This month’s event was held at the Oakwood Youth Challenge brand new climbing centre. We love being able to try out activities and events that young people may have thought they would not be able to do, but everyone did - and what a fantastic evening it was! We had 2 instructors who helped the children climb as high up the climbing wall as they...

Fun and games in Basingstoke

Fun and games in Basingstoke We had a great session at club this week. Basingstoke is a fantastic club that we run for children with additional needs and their siblings. All the volunteers, staff and young people had a great session - from sports, crafts to singing we all had a fun time. We made masks at the craft table this week, a chick made from cotton wool and a...

Autumn Term in Surrey kicks off with football, basketball and crafts

Autumn Term in Surrey kicks off with football, basketball and crafts We had a great session in Surrey this week, thanks to all the students old and new who are joining us this term. There is still space to join us for those who would like to.  So what have we been up to in Surrey? The children all really enjoyed playing a games, football and basketball; the children really...

Check out the new Gospel Choir we are supporting in Cheltenham as part of our community music development

Check out the new Gospel Choir we are supporting in Cheltenham as part of our community music development GO! enjoy getting communities together to feel good, feel confident and get inspired - and what better way to do this than to sing. We are helping support a pilot project in Cheltenham to get people together to sing in an all abilities gospel choir, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone...

Basingstoke GO Clubs start their new term – check out our first day back

Basingstoke GO Clubs start their new term - check out our first day back We are back in Basingstoke, what a great start to the new term! Basingstoke GO! Clubs run two sessions which provide opportunities for young people from 3-7 and 8-18 years with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities to have fun, make friends and build their confidence in a safe and friendly environment. This was...

Great Opportunities for young people at Camp Mohawk – our gallery

Great Opportunities for young people at Camp Mohawk - our gallery Thanks to all the families who came along to Camp mohawk this last weekend, a brilliant location for children with additional needs to let their hair down and have fun in a safe setting. Our play leader Lucy ran the event and took along her newest addition, we thank Lucy for all her hard work. GO! provide opportunities in...

Thanks to everyone who came to our last Basingstoke Summer session – see you all next term

Thanks to everyone who came to our last Basingstoke Summer session - see you all next term We had a great session at Basingstoke this week, welcoming back one of our volunteers who worked with us several years ago - great to welcome people back. The children were all enjoying their summer holidays and enjoyed telling us about what they were getting up to. We made masks from paper plates...

Bloom where you grow – community gardening project launches in Swindon

Bloom where you grow - community gardening project launches in Swindon This is a fantastic opportunity to come along and get your hands dirty, meet some new people and be apart of a great community project. At GO! we believe in finding new projects that are interesting and  help support people's wellbeing, what better way than outside, in the mud with lots of great people. Find out more or get...

Come visit us at our charity shop in Swindon

Come visit us at our charity shop in Swindon GO!Storehouse is our recently extended community charity shop based in the main street of Gorsehill in Swindon. The shop is open every day Monday to Saturday from 9.30 – 4.30 and sells everything from shoes and clothes to three piece suites and curtains. We are also able to sell electrical goods and all are newly pat tested and labeled to give...

Come and Join us for our Havant Summer GO! club sessions

Come and Join us for our Havant Summer GO! club sessions Get involved in our Havant GO! Club Summer sessions in August. These clubs are very popular so be sure to book your place early to secure your place. When: Wednesday 9th August 2017, Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Where: Small Hall, Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AY Time: 10am-12pm, Age Suitable for 8-18 years, Cost £5 per person...

The GO! team work with the National Citizen Award Students 2017

The GO! team work with the National Citizen Award Students 2017 Firstly - if you are a young person aged 15 to 17 years old, don't miss out on your chance to get involved with NCS. What is it? You'll live away from home, develop skills to boost your CV, and meet amazing people you'll never forget. Find out more here http://www.ncsyes.co.uk  What happened when GO! welcomed some NCS students? This...

Children’s Hospice Week 22-28 May 2017

This year Together for Short Lives will be turning up the volume on children’s palliative care to raise awareness about the number and needs of children with life-limiting conditions and to celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on. We want to amplify families' voices and change people's perceptions about some of the myths surrounding children's palliative care. You can help us turn up the volume by getting involved...

Join us in Wokingham Sno-tubing in June and July 2017

Join us in Wokingham Sno-tubing in June and July 2017 Join us this June and July in Wokingham for GO! Son-tubing, one of our most popular events! GO! welcome children and young people with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities who live in Wokingham to enjoy these one off leisure activities. The whole family can come along and enjoy this event, a great chance for families to meet, socialise...

New Summer term is launched for Surrey GO! Club

New Summer term is launched for Surrey GO! Club GO! want to welcome you to its new Summer term of GO! club in Surrey. This club is a fantastic opportunity for young people with additional and/or extra needs to come and have fun, make friends and enjoy themselves in a safe and friendly environment. GO! Club in Surrey is a short break, so parents can leave their children with our trained and...

New Summer Term launches for Basingstoke GO! Club and mini’s

New Summer Term launches for Basingstoke GO! Club and Mini's  GO! want to welcome you to its new Summer term of GO! clubs in Basingstoke. This club is a fantastic opportunity for young people with additional and/or extra needs to come and have fun, make friends and enjoy themselves in a safe and friendly environment. GO! Clubs in Basingstoke are a short break, so parents can leave their children with...

Wokingham Kids’N’Action

A great opportunity for children with additional needs and their siblings having fun together in Wokingham. The soft play wasn’t very busy so there were lots of chances to do all the activities there. Whether it was climbing frames, going down slides, dressing up as an astronaut or playing at being a shopkeeper. The children were on the go for the full 2 hours, except when they were eating their...

Summer Term Starts at Basingstoke GO! Club & Mini’s

A fun and active session today run by our amazing play leader Angie. Football and badminton were the favoured sports today at the start of term for Basingstoke, with the children easily beating the adults in this fun session. The older girls at todays club were practicing their hairdressing skills and techniques on the GO! team staff. We have a very creative bunch at Basingstoke. Using more of their art...

Easter term fun in Basingstoke

GO! loves getting young people together to get active, arty and use their creative skills - this is exactly what we did in the special Easter session. Most of the children made Easter boxes which were very nicely decorated with chocolate eggs inside to take home, these were a big hit and everyone really showed off their arty skills. Following on with the Easter theme we all decorated cakes and biscuits, everyone...

Fun in Surrey at GO! Clubs end of term session

GO! play leaders and young people really enjoyed the last end of term session in Surrey, lots of arts and crafts making play dough men and plate faces to badminton and football. Lot's of skills from the young people on the day, everyone had fun. Providing sessions where parents can feel confident to leave their children is important to us, our clubs cater for young people with additional needs and...

Thank you to all our volunteers and families in Fleet

We wanted to say a huge thank you to all the amazing families, young people and volunteers we have worked with in Fleet. This was our last term working in this area, it has been a great experience for everyone who is part of the club. We have met some lovely children who have overcome many difficulties who have inspired us, and wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to help at the...

Join us for #GOFeelgoodFEB and hear from young people, parents, students and more …

Join us for #GOFeelgoodFEB and hear from young people, parents, students and more ... This February GO! will be sharing feedback and stories it has received from those using the charity either as a young person at a club/event, parents, students of one of our scholarships, buddies, befrienders, volunteers and much more ... Let's share a bit of love this February - Let's GO! Follow us on Social media using...

New Children attend Eastleigh GO! Club & Mini’s 11 Jan 2017

It was a nice return to club after the Christmas break. We had 3 new children join us and all the children go on very well together. It was lovely to see them bond so quickly. The 3 boys spent most of the session playing UNO with Ed, which they generally won. Near the end of the session they played football to use up a bit of energy. The 2...

What did GO! Achieve in 2016? Thank you to everyone involved

What did GO! Achieve in 2016?  We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who worked with us in 2016 and those who have supported us, our volunteers, staff, families, young people and scholarship students. Here are just a few ways we have made a difference in 2016 ...

GO! Sing Kinder, Children and Youth Choirs are back in Plymouth on the 18th and 23rd January – GET INVOLVED

GO! Sing Kinder, Children and Youth Choirs are back in Plymouth on the 18th and 23rd January - GET INVOLVED We are excited to be back for our Kinder and Children's Choirs on Wednesday 18th January, with our Youth Choir launching on Monday 22nd January. Get involved and join us for these fantastic choirs. The choirs will be led by No Walls Creative Arts' Mark Sidey, an experienced, professional and...

GO! outreach project works with Year 5 Students of College Road Primary School on a production of ‘Aladdin and his Magical Lamp’

GO! outreach project works with Year 5 Students of College Road Primary School on a production of 'Aladdin and his Magical Lamp' Since September, our GO! Arts department have been working with the Year 5 Students of College Road Primary School on a production of 'Aladdin and his Magical Lamp' as part of our outreach project. GO! has sponsored this work and are delighted that so many young people got to...

GO! are delighted to be working with Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group

GO! are delighted to be working with Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group  This year, we are providing the `Musical Theatre Group’ with our Director of Arts, Sam Pomeroy, to direct their production of Urinetown, which will be shown in March at Plymouth University. We are also thrilled and excited to be their charity of the year, and thankful for them to be fundraising for the charity this year. GO! is commissioning No...

Thank you to our Junior Artworker completing her first year with GO!

Thank you to our Junior Artworker completing her first year with GO!  At GO! we love to work with young people and help support their skills, development and education. We did a work placement with a young worker in our creative team to help develop her skills in poster design, artwork and online media. We are really proud that she will now be completing her first year with the Charity...

Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Unpacking the Voice’ workshop, our scholarship students and of course our resident vocal coach Colin

Thank you to everyone who attended the 'Unpacking the Voice' workshop, our scholarship students and of course our resident vocal coach Colin GO! were delighted this year to offer scholarship places on its first 'Unpacking the Voice' course to students from Plymouth University, City College Plymouth and to a few members of the Palace Theatre Choir as part of our commitment to the Arts. This course was also open to the...