Worthing Musical Comedy Choir

Enable Me Volunteers on UK Talk Radio

Don’t miss Enable Me’s ambassadors, our Volunteers along with Executive Chairman Chris Jay on UK Talk Radio (talkradio.org) TOMORROW Friday 11th March where they talk to Geoff Carter about their work and experiences with the Charity.

The broadcast is taking place live at Gt Ballard School in Chichester.

You can find out a little more here and you can tune in to UK Talk Radio for the live broadcast.

Follow Talk Radio on twitter @uktalkradioshow

Image – An early rehearsal for “Inside’ (I’m Walking On Clouds) with Rick Benbow and members from the Worthing Musical Comedy Choir

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In Partnership With – The Local Pet Shop

The Local Pet Shop is an independently owned pet shop in the vibrant village of Rustington, West Sussex.  Established in 2013 we are passionate about pets and offer the very best products for all their needs. We offer a wide range of natural and raw foods, brands such as Orijen, Simpsons, Akela, Nutriment and Natures menu. The Local Pet Shop, offering supermarket convenience with local shop service! Our prices are competitive and we offer a 10% discount card and we have free parking at the front of the store, we are also open 7 days a week, we will deliver your purchases free of charge to anywhere within a 10 mile radius of the store and you can rely on good old- fashioned customer service and advice.

I have had pets throughout my life, so I know how important they are to us all. After University I went to work in the Pet trade eventually becoming a store manager. After several years of working for others & gaining valuable experience, I have now finally achieved my ambition of owning & running my own pet shop. I hold various professional qualifications including a professional certificate in aquatic management, qualifications from OATA in fish biology, fish health, water quality and filtration. I have a City and Guilds in Pet shop management and Pet care from the Pet Care Trust. I am a licensed SQP which means I can sell certain veterinary products without the need to visit a Vet. We can also sell prescription foods from Royal canin and Hills such as gastro-intestinal, satiety, renal to name just a few, if you can find these products cheaper in any pet shop or vets practice we will match that price.

THE LOCAL PET SHOP
1 Sea Lane, Rustington,
Littlehampton,
West Sussex,
BN16 2RD

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Sat 9-6:30
Sunday 10-4

Tel: 01903 782362

 

 

 

 

 

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EM Podcast number 2! Nigel Wright with Sue Pegrum

Introducing Enable Me’s second Podcast hosted by our intrepid interviewer Nigel Wright.

Nigel spoke to Enable Me’s Office Manager Sue Pegrum to find out a little about what makes her tick!

Here’s your chance to take a peek in the back room and find out a little more about some of the people that make up the EM family, we’ll be speaking with volunteers, staff, and members of our wider community who are involved, whether as supporters, users, or influencers whose input helps us to do what we do!

Raising Disability Awareness

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My First Day

My first day with Enable Me was at Hazelwick School on the 10th of February, delivering 8 sessions of wheelchair relays and basic wheelchair skills to year 8 students. Luckily Lizzie (who has delivered a few of these sessions with Enable Me) gave me some great tips and we set off very early in the morning to get to the school on time before the mad rush at the school gates began. Finding the car park after a few attempts and contemplating parking next to the head teacher’s parking space we eventually found the Enable Me bus and got settled in, chatting to the team and teachers at the school.

I was really looking forward to the day, although slighted daunted by the prospect that I would be working with 200 students. The first session started just before 9am and I had 4 sessions back to back in the morning before break. The students came in and were up for the challenge, each willing to participate.

Deciding how to progress and challenge the students was great fun, especially being able to show that using a wheelchair is not an end to sporting opportunities or being agile. Sure, it’s not easy to hold a hockey stick and still be able to self-propel a wheelchair, but it is more than possible. It was fun seeing the quiet students really thrive and do well at the wheelchair relays and seeing how each team gelled and encouraged each other. Over the 8 sessions everyone had a go, although there were a few students that were a little apprehensive about getting in the sports wheelchairs, but with the encouragement of myself and their peers they all got in a chair and gave it a go.

Each session was great and had really different dynamics within each class. The students were fantastic and I believe they really did learn a lot within just a small window of opportunity, to see what using a wheelchair allows you to do, including how you can still do sport and enjoy competition.

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EM Podcast – numero UNO! Nigel Wright with Vicki Carter

Introducing Enable Me’s first Podcast hosted by our intrepid interviewer Nigel Wright.

Nigel spoke to Enable Me’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Vicki Carter about her role within EM.

Here’s your chance to take a peek in the back room and find out a little more about some of the people that make up the EM family, we’ll be speaking with volunteers, staff, and members of our wider community who are involved, whether as supporters, users, or influencers whose input helps us to do what we do!

Raising Disability Awareness

 

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