Getaway Club raises £300 at summer market

Getaway Club
Getaway Club

The Horncastle, Spilsby and Louth Getaway Club worked hard to raise £300 after having a stall at the Horncastle Festival summer market.

The club is for adults with special needs and meets at the Community Centre in Horncastle on a Thursday evening. It is run entirely by volunteers.

The weekly running costs are £100 just to open the doors and any activities or entertainment is additional.

The club relies on local fundraising and the support of organisations like the Lions, Rotary and Round Table, with volunteers helping to drive buses from Louth and Spilsby so that members can attend the club each week.

The aim of The Getaway Club is to promote the positive aspects of special needs and advance the personal development of its members through greater leisure opportunities, promoting choice and independence.

It places emphasis on encouraging their full participation, integration and involvement in the club and the local community. Members span a wide range of ages and abilities with many having learning or physical disability.

Membership currently stands at 80, with a weekly attendance of 40.

Pictured is Horncastle mayor Coun Angela Birchall with her husband David, Alastair Ramsey and Tracy spencer, who organised the stall for the club on the day.