Luv2meetU - a friendship and dating agency for people with learning disabilities and their families - is inviting people with a learning disability to a free fancy dress Halloween party in Cheltenham.
Run in collaboration with national learning disability charity Hft, the party takes place on Saturday 27th October at Springbank Community Resource Centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, from 8pm to 10.30pm. Anyone with a learning disability can attend, as long as they are over the age of 18 and bring their support worker along.
The event is free of charge, as Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project has kindly donated the venue to Hft for the night. Guests can look forward to an evening of music, drinks and dancing, as well as a raffle to win a special handmade Halloween cake. Numbers are limited to 100 so reserve your ticket now by contacting Davina Millington on 01453 761660 or 07891 247744 or visit www.luv2meetu.com.
Initially set up by Hft, Luv2meetU supports people with learning disabilities and their families to develop and sustain friendships and relationships. This can help to improve overall health and wellbeing, as well as extending social networks.
The Halloween party is the first of its kind to be run by the Luv2meetU service in Gloucestershire, since its launch in February. Currently the area’s service has more male than female members so, to help even up the numbers, a year’s Luv2meetU membership is free for the first 50 ladies who sign up in October.
Davina Millington, Project Co-ordinator for Luv2meetU in Gloucestershire, said:
“Luv2meetU’s Halloween party is a fun way to meet new people and I would encourage everyone to put on their best costumes, apply their scariest make-up and come along on the 27th.
“This fun-packed Halloween party is going to be a great evening of music, dancing and much more. I hope it encourages more people to join Luv2meetU and start meeting new people.”
Luv2meetU, originally known as Stars in the Sky Yorkshire, was created in 2007 as a one year pilot in Leeds and Wakefield and jointly funded by national learning disabilities charities, Hft and Dimensions UK. The project was able to continue as a result of funding from the Big Lottery Fund in 2009. It became a community interest company in 2010 and changed its name to Luv2meetU.
Gloucestershire is one of eight areas that Luv2meetU operates in. Others include Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees & North East Derbyshire.
Luv2meetU regularly holds events for its members, including bowling, swimming, meals out and club nights. It also offers a one to one dating service.