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Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 19th May 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 17th May at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

ACCT is one of the 2019 People’s Projects!

All of us at ACCT were so delighted to receive so many votes and become one of the National Lottery/ITV People’s Projects for 2019, being awarded a grant of £50,000.

For posterity, here is the clip from ITV Calendar News when we got the news

And not to forget, this is the campaign video we made with ITV, which did such a great job at showcasing what ACCT is all about.

Now the campaign is over, let’s talk about the funding and what it will do for ACCT. Through Acctivate, Teenage Club and everything else we deliver, we aim to give children and young people the opportunity to make choices and have control over the activities and trips we do. And then we try to make all of that happen, either through our weekly club sessions, through special trips out, and when there’s enough interest and when we can find the money, we might even start running regular sessions like we do with our weekly football coaching. We aim to help children find hobbies and interests they are passionate about, and develop their confidence, skills and make friends through those interests.

That is basically what the People’s Projects funding will allow us to do for the next 12 months – have a wishlist of activities and things to do, give our young people the opportunity to try as many new things as possible through new activities and taster sessions (such as our life drawing class at Teenage Club), then help support children to stay involved in activities they want to carry on with.

So, you might not see any massive changes in what we do and how we do it, but it gives ACCT the stability to carry on running and developing ACCTivate, Teenage Club, Summer days out, football, swimming and parents meetings for the next year while Sheffield City Council makes changes to its playcare contract arrangements (which currently funds half of ACCTivate and Teenage Club). It costs around £120,000 per year to run ACCT, so we will need to continue to fundraise for the remaining costs of delivering our ongoing work this year, as well as planning ahead for next year.

While the People’s Projects has been a fantastic boost to ACCT, the fundraising doesn’t stop! We still need your support, whether through your donations, your votes and telling people about ACCT and what we do here.

Once again, thank you to all of you for your support and votes in the People’s Projects – it made all the difference.

 

Finalists in The People’s Projects!

Vote For ACCT Poster People's Projects

ACCT are excited to announce that the National Lottery have recognised our work and made us a finalist in The People’s Projects. There are five finalists all competing to win £50.000 of funding, the winners will be decided by a public vote. Our campaign video can be viewed at the link below. Voting is now open and closes on Monday 15th April at midday.

ACCT needs your help. Do you know 10 people who you can ask to vote for us?

– Anyone in the UK can vote
– You need a mobile phone or an email address
– Ask your children to vote for ACCT
– Ask your friends and family to vote for ACCT
– Share our story with your workplace and ask your colleagues to vote for ACCT
– Like, share and retweet our posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
– Send our emails to your contacts

Vote for ACCT and watch our campaign video here – ‘Acctive About Autism’

Go Team ACCT! Help ACCT to win £50K!

ACCT; A place to be yourself…

#PeoplesProjects #ACCTsheffield #ACCTaplacetobeyourself

David Woodhouse

ACCT co-founder, Deborah Woodhouse suddenly and tragically lost her husband, David, on 13th March. For those who don’t know her I just wanted to highlight the tremendous amount of work Deborah did for ACCT, supported by David as well as the work he has done for Sheffield. Without Deborah, ACCT would not exist and, aside from supporting her in this work, David influenced donations made by Henry Boot, including the iPads for the annual raffle. David also worked on site improvements at Work Limited, which provides life skills and occupational training for people with learning disabilities, was involved with the building of the hydrotherapy pool at Ryegate and took part in fundraising activities for Sheffield Parent Carer’s Forum. In 2016 he was in charge of the logistics of getting the elephants placed across the city for The Herd of Sheffield, which raised £410,600 for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. In order to do this, he had to get up in the middle of the night every day for 2 weeks. One of the mini elephants was named Dave after him and it will be attending his funeral on 12th April. Last year, David was sponsored by Henry Boot to take part in Bangers & Cash, an auction and rally to Monte Carlo, which raised money for Roundabout, a Sheffield charity for youth homelessness. Personally, I knew David as a warm and kind man who remained calm through whatever life threw at him and worked tirelessly for his company (Henry Boot), the local community and his family. One of his final gifts to Sheffield will be the donations raised in his name for ACCT and Sheffield Parents Carer’s Forum. His death is a tragic loss for Deborah and her family, but also a loss for Sheffield.

David Woodhouse, loving husband, father, brother and uncle. Also Chartered Surveyor and Builder at Henry Boot Construction, Sheffield Wednesday supporter and a friend to many.

Deborah’s ACCT friends are warmly invited to celebrate David’s life at a service at Sheffield Cathedral on the 12th April 2019 at 1.30 pm and afterwards at the Cutlers Hall. Please let Nicola know if you will be attending – nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk

To donate in David’s memory please click on the link. Donations will be shared equally between ACCT and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum. https://acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page1#!/

 

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 14th April 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 12th April at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

Parents Meeting 1st May 2019

Quarterly Parents Meeting on Wednesday 1st May, 7-9pm @ St Mary’s Community Centre. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome, new members can register on the night. No need to book. Rachel Eddershaw and Alex Bredice, playworkers at our clubs are delivering a presentation on E-Safety and how to keep your children and young people safe online. Alex and Rachel will be giving advise and tips on –
    • Managing screen time
    • Privacy settings and appropriate content
    • How to monitor what your child has access to
    • Teach your child the skills to be safe online
    • Helpful advice and resources
    • Associated risks of our online society
    • Social media
    • Alex and Rachel will be on hand to answer your questions

Please join us for this informative presentation.

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 17th March 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 15th March at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

ACCT Family Days Out

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 17th February 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 15th February at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

ACCT Family Days Out

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 20th January 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 18th January at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

ACCT Family Days Out

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 16th December 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 14th December at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.

Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034