An island group which supports adults who have a range of physical, psychological and learning disabilities is holding a raffle to raise funds for their creative movement group.
Following two exchange visits with i-dance, a similar group based in Kilmarnock, the Phoenix Centre’s members were impressed by the fact that the group all had matching t shirts giving them a sense of identity and confidence.
During a debriefing session with their tutor from Argyll College, Jack Henderson, it became apparent that the class recognised the benefits of a uniform and expressed a desire to have the same.
The group set about creating a design as part of their course work and are now looking for funds to realise their dream.
Glasgow artist Ronnie Gildea has donated a book sculpture which will be raffled off to raise money for the project. Ronnie is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art in Sculpture and Environmental art, and is a friend and keen supporter of the Phoenix Centre.
The sculpture is of a solid heart and would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift
Raffle tickets are £1 for a strip of five, and are available from The Golfers Bar, Mac’s Bar, Print Point, Musicker and McCaskies Café in Wemyss Bay.
The sculpture itself will be visiting each location for a few days details of which can be obtained from the Phoenix Centre (01700) 504402.
The draw will be made on Friday, February 13, in time for Valentine’s Day.