Fun Filled Days was established as a CIC in 2018 and provides activities for adults with a learning disability in a fun and engaging way Those activities include arts and crafts, cooking, interactive games, monthly outings and much more. Our overall aim is to combat isolation within this client group and to provide everyone with a fun and enjoyable experience. Our clients range from age 24 to 64 Covid 19 has left some of our clients feeling anxious and so we have recently developed a wellbeing project which includes Healthy Eating, Exercise, Self Care, Being Kind to Others, Being in Nature and Learning New Things. At our Balby base we have developed an outdoor space with the support of British Telecom and wish to use that space to plant vegetables and flowers which will encourage social interactions, exercise, learning new things and of course incorporate all the benefits of being outdoors in nature. We are just lacking outdoor furniture, planters and basic tools to get us started.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We very much want to enjoy our outdor space and make full use of it. Science suggests that : Nature boosts your mood Nature reduces stress Nature connects you with others Nature improves creativity and problem solving Nature can protect against anxiety and depression Nature is good for heart health Nature gives you hope Having an outdoor space also offers opportunities for developing a small vegetable patch where we can learn how to grow different plants, nurture our space and ultimately enjoy the 'fruits of our labours' during our popular healthy cook and eat sessions. Producing just some of our 'five a day' would give immense satisfaction. After working in the garden it would be lovely to have a space to sit, reflect, connect and relax with friends.
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About the space
83 Warmsworth Road
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council