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TRANSITIONS UK - OUR CLUB CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Get behind the Club's charity of the year on the 3rd February

2 February 2018

As you'll now be aware, today's match against Exeter City holds added significance as sponsors SsangYong have generously surrendered their space on the shirt to Club charity of the year Transitions UK.

According to the charity, two percent of young people born in this country are born with a lifelong learning disability and struggle with misunderstanding, discrimination and poor life chances.Transitions UK support young people with special needs especially at the point of the scary transition from school and college towards work and independence as adults.

Volunteers from Transitions UK will be at the ground collecting to raise funds that will go on to help young people in Luton with learning disabilities through projects such as their 'Achieve' project which is delivered in Luton. We're sure you'll show the volunteers your usual warm and generous welcome to Kenilworth Road, and if you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could even sign up to take part in one of their forthcoming fundraising events.

Here's what some of their service user have to say about the charity and their projects. 

Taylor: "I havereally gained a lot from Transitions. It has helped me with my confidence and to try new things. My mentor group helped me with travel training and now I go to college in Stevenage all on my own."

Luukaas: "I really enjoy going to Transitions UK. I am part of the Ball team; we are putting on our own fundraising ball and I am going to be doing the catering with some help from the college chefs. It will be interesting and I think, really good"

Umair: "I really enjoy Transitions Achieve Project. We went to Orbital Trampoline Park last month and it was a blast. I want to go again soon! I had a great time and everybody was really helpful and fun!"

Josh: "I like Transitions Achieve Project because it has helped me with friendships and helps me to learn things I need to learn to do well in my future. I want to be a volunteer at the end of my programme, and help other young people with special needs if I can"

The charity is keen to recruit additional volunteers. If you would like to get involved in any way, please contact them on 01582 380620 or on support@transitionsuk.org


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