Led by Tessa Denison from her Chiddingfold home, Think18 has embraced the challenges of lockdown since last March to provide virtual activities and moved all its face-to-face activities online.
Tessa said: “I am so proud of how our members have transitioned to using Zoom and the support they provide to each other.
“This has been a challenging year for everyone but particularly for those with learning difficulties many of whom have been shielding for a long time.”
Starting with just one Zoom session a week, the charity now holds eight weekly events, including: ThinkDance, ThinkDrama, ThinkSing, ThinkArt, ThinkHealth, ThinkDrumFit and the most popular session, Virtual Drinks.
During Virtual Drinks members ‘hang out’ with their friends and catch up on their news, or take a ‘spotlight’ and showcase a skill/talent such as singing a song or performing a magic trick.
Last year Grammy winner Nicola Benedetti made a guest appearance and played the violin, while this year an artist hosted a virtual art exhibition of his work made from recycled materials.
If you or someone you know would like more details on how to become a member, contact Tessa at [email protected]
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