Stonham Volunteers Rotherham and the NAS.
The Stonham Volunteers Group have had a close relationship with the Rotherham Branch of the National Autistic Society over the past 3 years.
Young people and adults on the autistic spectrum are encouraged to join in with the activities that Stonham Volunteers organise. On a number of occasions half of those attending the Stonham Drop-ins have been individuals on the spectrum.
The weekly drop-in is at the Mowbray Gardens Library on Thursdays from 10.00-12.00. The library is located on Mowbray Street, S65 2UH. This is off Herringthorpe Valley Road not far from the Mushroom Roundabout.
The Mowbray Gardens drop-in is always very relaxed and good fun. It is a great way to meet and socialise, and to find out what is going on and future plans and ideas.
Currently the Stonham Volunteer Group are active with:
The Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. (The John Muir Award)
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. (promoting cycling)
We have approached the Workers Educational Association (WEA) with whom we have had a partnership for the past 3 years, to start a Stonham specific course this autumn.
There is a very good possibility of working alongside the Sustainable Transport Charity (Sustrans) in the near future.
We are intending to reconnect with Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR), and Speak-Up for Autism.
Recently individuals from the group have taken part in a number of Sky bike rides, social bike rides with Cycle Rotherham and sessions with Elmett Archaeology.
Also during the past year Stonham Volunteers have built on their relationship with Mowbray Gardens Library, where the weekly drop in is held.
They have assisted Mowbray in a fund raising day for Defibulators in the community.
Other fund raising involvement has included Prostate Cancer UK, the NAS and the Stonham client fund.
For any more information please contact Paul on 07843596321.