Jigsaw Bury

Fun, Friendship and Good Health

We are looking to fund some of our core costs to enable us to continue to run sports and social activities for young disabled people and, to run a 1:1 befriending scheme for older disabled people. Our aim is to help reduce social isolation, to keep people healthy and promote independence..

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115643)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£4,018

Donations

23

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • ‘I have enjoyed so many opportunities to get involved and build my confidence-levels. I have been able to enjoy improved concentration levels and improved fitness levels. Jigsaw is a massive piece of my life- if I didn’t have Jigsaw I’d be lost without it’

    — Jigsaw Member

  • ‘I have enjoyed so many opportunities to get involved and build my confidence-levels. I have been able to enjoy improved concentration levels and improved fitness levels. Jigsaw is a massive piece of my life- if I didn’t have Jigsaw I’d be lost without it’

    — Jigsaw Member

Situation

Disabled people for many reasons, young and old, are often socially isolated and can lack confidence. Also disabled people, young and old, don't get enough exercise.

Solution

Our 1:1 befriending scheme for older disabled people, who are often isolated at home with little or no family contact, will ensure that people have a regular visitor, someone to chat to on a regular basis. Our social and sports activities for our younger members will give young people activities to take part in on a regular basis and the sporting activities will help to keep people healthy.