Last year, The Welcome Project created a football team to help improve clients wellbeing. The team is called The Welcome Wizards and they play in the mental health league in Surrey, helping positively affect the lives of those who have experienced mental health problems. Clubcoach, player and volunteer Victor talks to Surrey FA about how the team’s first season has gone. To read more click here.
From 1st April 2017, The Welcome Project will be expanding to cover Spelthorne, Runnymede, Woking and North Elmbridge, working in partnership with Cornerhouse, Wellness With a Goal and Voluntary Services North Surrey. We are really excited to be able to offer support to more people in Surrey and will be updating the website with information and contact details soon.
The Welcome Project, part of Catalyst, held a Wellbeing and Inclusion Football Tournament in Frimley on Friday 16th June. Victor, one of our volunteers had the vision a year ago to make this event happen, aiming to encourage and promote wellbeing for people experiencing mental health in the community. The response was fantastic as we had teams from the mental health league, Surrey Police and some professionals playing! There was some great football played by all teams and the winners on the day were the Surrey Police who won the Gold Cup and the Guildford and Waverley Revolutions won the Silver Plate. It was evident from all the smiles and work rate that everyone enjoyed themselves and it really was a worthwhile event.
We would like to thank all those that supported the event by participating and thank you to those that came along to spectate – we hope you enjoyed your day! And of course a BIG Thank you to Victor and The Welcome Wizards for making the event happen.
We’ve had some great feedback and we hope to be able to run another tournament next year.
We would like to say a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to our fantastic volunteers for all their hard work and commitment within our project. Well done on providing an excellent service and choosing to give your time to help your local communities.
From dedicated volunteer counsellors, to the knowledgeable bookshop team and talented people running group activities like karate, football and creative writing – they add so much to helping people change.
To show our appreciation we will be taking part in the Volunteers’ Week campaign from the 1 -7 June and highlighting our volunteers throughout the week.
For Further Information on Volunteers’ Week please visit: http://volunteersweek.org/
From the 1st April 2017, The Welcome Project will be expanding to cover Spelthorne, Runnymede, Woking and North Elmbridge, working in partnership with Cornerhouse, Wellness With a Goal and Voluntary Suppor North Surrey, as part of Community Connections. Community Connections offers support for mental and emotional health and wellbeing with a variety of activities, groups and skills. For more about Community Connections, click here.
The Welcome Wizards celebrate new season and new kit
As the football season gets into full swing, the Welcome Wizards football team based at The Welcome Project Camberley got together for a bbq lunch and social. The team has grown from a few clients and staff to regular attendance of up to 15 players and are rightly pleased with the new kit that the funding from Community Foundation for Surrey has provided.
Want to find out more? Call 01276 409415