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Yvonne's Message:
 
I hope you are enjoying the glorious summer we are having. Lots of activity this month again - perfect weather for picnics and festivals and for getting out and about to spread the word about halow. It was lovely to see all our graduates of Building Futures and their families at the picnic. I hope you enjoy July’s update – if you haven’t already, do sign up for one of our activities or events! 

Yvonne Hignell, Director. 

Welcome to our monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with news and events about halow.



The halow project supports young adults with a learning disability to live the life they choose as independently as possible. Giving our young people a voice and a choice about their futures. 
Fundraise for halow this summer 
Thank you to all those who have all been supporting halow in lots of brilliant ways recently from fundraising concerts to volunteering your time. Did you know you can support halow at no extra cost to yourself whenever you shop online. All you need to do is download, Give as you Live on your computer and they will do the rest!
Download Now at: Giveasyoulive/halowproject
What a great day for a halow picnic
Last week the halow team headed down to Shalford Park to soak up the sun and celebrate the graduation of the 2014 Building Futures Group. It was a brilliant afternoon, the sun was shining and everyone had a great time meeting each other playing football and parachute games. Congratulations and good luck to the Building Futures Group who have successfully completed their course. We are sad to see them go but hope they will join us for social activities, volunteering and A Reason To Get Up. Thank you to Maison Blanc who donated beautiful tarts, to everyone who brought in a cake, to The Joint for the yummy ham and to Heal’s for the beautiful bunting. If you would like to know more about the Building Futures service at halow please contact Sara.
Writing a will? Helpful information on this delicate subject can be found at Charity Choice. Please also visit our website 
Parent to Parent 
This service offers help, support, advice and information to parents. The next social is on Monday 1st September at The Weyside pub (Guildford) from 5pm to 7pm and everyone is welcome. This is a chance to meet other halow parents, to chat or seek advice over an informal drink. Please do join us.

Contact the team: P2P
Work for us
Are you caring, dedicated and looking for a charity career? Then become a halow Buddy! We’re looking for hardworking people to provide 1:1 support for our young people within their own home, the wider community and our Supported Living Service. See more at our website and make a difference.

Contact: Sam
Summer fun with A Reason to Get Up
This summer join the A Reason To Get Up programme at halow and fill your summer holidays with fun activities and friends. There are three sessions that you can get involved with. 1) Why not keep fit and head to the gym at the Spectrum with the “Gymtastic” group on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12pm. 2) Get creative with “Crafty Creations” sessions at Lockwood day centre on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12pm. 3) Get outside and help to maintain and grow halow’s allotment at â€œDiggin It”. This session takes place on Thursday afternoons from 1pm- 3pm. The groups run throughout the whole year. If you would like more information or to book onto one of the sessions please contact Aisha
We had a great time at Alton Towers last month. 
An incredible weekend of thrill seeking, swimming, laughing, rollercoasters, singing and dancing, was enjoyed by halow young people and staff. “I had an awesome weekend, I didn't want it to end” commented one young person.
My halow story
One young person told us about a project, he and his halow Buddy are working on. This is part of developing life skills and focusing on talents and interests, “I am really enjoying making a cook book with my Buddy. We try out recipes, take pictures of the food and write out the instructions. I like cooking and I like using my iPad. I think it looks really good and we have lots of recipes now!”
We can’t wait to see the finished book! 

Thank you to everyone who made our third Damon Hill Karting Challenge so successful, especially our sponsor Infinity Media and everyone who took part in the race. You raised over £17,000 – just incredible. Teams faced some fierce competition from Damon and his All Star team, while some of our young people were able to test drive new karts on the fast paced Daytona track. We are looking forward to 2015 event, if you would like more information contact Ann
 
Donate now
Join us for the The London Party,Thursday 25th September. A fundraiser organised by halow Trustee John Stevens. For details contact Ann
We are delighted to announce that Guildford Accountants Moore Stephens will once again be holding their annual quiz in aid of halow. Thank you!
Just Do It!
We still have a few places for the halow skydive, if you are interested contact Hannah
A big thank you to White Stuff who continue to support us through the Guildford branch and Foundation.
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Thank you for all your support, we hope you enjoyed this July edition. Please don't forget to give us your feedback and ideas, email Hannah
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