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Good News and Testimonials


This is what some of our members said recently about the activities and the group

  • Sam said, "It was very brilliant to be honest. We went to the bowling at Kettering. Everyone had lots of fun. There was a lot of us there. It was a good environment and we all ate well and had a lot of fun".  
  • Edward said, "We had a fantastic time. Trust everyone. Trust their game and I do like going to the pub for a beer and to play snooker".  
  • Abbie said, "Out of Hours is brilliant, I love it ... every bit of it really but sometimes I don’t like the eating part, but I am getting better with that".
  • Joshua said, "Yes, Out of Hours and basketball … they are good!"  

4 Member's Views - October 2019



Members and Leaders of the Out of Hours Club Rutland spoke about how they felt going to see Annie the Musical at the Birmingham Hippodrome in August and what they would be doing or not doing if they did not join in some of the activities offered  by the Out of Hours Club Rutland. 

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Thank you so much, Out of Hours Club Rutland, 

for hosting us at your Games and Pool night at The Railway Pub, Oakham. 

We all very much enjoyed meeting some of the members and leaders of OHCR. 

It was great to attend your event and see first-hand the positive impact that your inspirational 

charity has on the lives of the young people, fostering new friendships, hobbies and pastimes. 

It was really magical to see. 

Jacqui and the OHCR, you should be very proud  of the truly inspirational work that you do.

Danielle Garrity, Member of the Women in Philanthropy  Steering Group - August 2019




Jacqui, you are such a driving force for good! 

Thank you. We all enjoyed our visit to OHCR and 

meeting other committee members and the young people. 

I think it is such a valuable service you all provide for an age group that is 

often forgotten.... once children with special needs reach the age of 18 

they can still have real needs but because they are ‘adult’ 

these may not be as easily routinely met. 

The club is a way of celebrating their maturity but doing so 

in a way which protects, and respects vulnerabilities.

Please will you pass on my thanks to all your committee.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness PhD - August 2019



At our Pub, Pool, Games and Chippy Night in August, 

we had a visit from 

The Lord LieutenantThe Women in Philanthropy and

The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation

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Out and About with Out of Hours Club Rutland 

With the launch of a new funding opportunity in Rutland we applied to the Healthy Rutland Grant Scheme which is funded by Public Health Grant and the Better Care Fund and was successful in getting the full amount of the grant in June 2019.

We needed this funding to pay for an extra age appropriate leader when going on trips out to support the growing number of young adults with additional needs and disabilities to break the cycle of isolation that they were in and due to living in such a rural part of the country we also needed transportation.

It is really important for the members of Out of Hours Club Rutland to develop social skills not only locally but also with the wider community supported by age appropriate leaders and we are grateful that this was recognised by the Healthy Rutland Grant Scheme committee.  

Thank you!



Cheque Presentation

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On 6th June 2019 following our Pub, Pool and Games session at the Railway Inn in Oakham Joshua Reid Savage presented us with a cheque for over £300 which was raised when Minnie Mouse went travelling around the East Midlands and there is still more donations to come!

Thank you everyone who have supported OHCR and Minnie Mouse (Joshua) and for those who still wishes to donate to us you can either use the PayPal method via https://lght.ly/3f3ocoi or please contact us by completing the form on on our contact page here.

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Minnie Mouse adventure for 

Out of Hours Club Rutland

On Saturday 11th May 2019 intrepid fundraiser Joshua Reid Savage completed a nine-hour sponsored journey for Out of Hours Club Rutland (OHCR)...in silence and dressed as Minnie Mouse.

Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua, who has a learning disability, is a volunteer at OHCR and used public transport to travel from Oakham to Warsop via Melton, Nottingham and Mansfield, clad in the cartoon character costume.

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Joshua, who was accompanied on his travels by OHCR leader Sophie Gray, not only wanted to raise funds for the group but to experience some of what the other members deal with every day. For example, OHCR members have a variety of disabilities and needs from Down's syndrome, autism, anxiety and mental health issues to hearing-impaired, sight-impaired, unable to speak and mobility issues.

Joshua, from Oakham, shares the ups and downs of his adventure with Oakham Nub News which can be found by clicking here

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• Great to meet up

• Playing board games

• Bowling

• Meeting others that are ‘similar’ to me

Members' Views -  AGM April 2019


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During 2019 AGM the following comments

was made about how they felt about the group

• Even though we all have a disability 

we are all treated equally

• We are not separated into different 

rooms e.g. all with learning disability 

in this room and all with autism in another

• We are all together doing things together

Volunteers' Views - AGM April 2019


 


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During 2019 AGM the following comments

was made about how they felt about the group

• Great to be able to send our young adults out to 

do something with others.

• I can see the difference that the group has 

made to my young adults confidence

Parents/Carers' Views - AGM April 2019


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Building a Stronger Community:

Out of Hours Club Rutland Celebrates Aviva Funding

In 2018 we applied for funding from the Aviva Community Fund and in February 2019 our application was very successful and we were given 

funding to pay for the members to ‘Let’s Get Out and About’ 

project in the Health and Wellbeing category.

The funds awarded from the Aviva Community Fund will be used to support young adults with additional needs and disabilities to break the cycle of isolation and ‘to get out and about’ by paying for the age appropriate Leaders needed to support the members of the group, subsidise entrance fees into the theatres and other activities and transportation to various events.

We competed with over 3000 community projects around the UK to receive the funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2018 and although we did not manage to get what we had asked for or to be the overall winner we were a ‘Judge’s Choice Winner’.

Over 4 million votes were placed this year, with over 

2,000 local projects benefiting from the funding since the 

Aviva Community Fund was established.

Thank you to everyone that voted for us. Your vote was greatly appreciated.


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Rutland and Market Harborough Living January 2019

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Click above to read the article printed in the Rutland and Market Harborough Living January 2019

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Leader's Funding Request Granted

Many organisations and charities do not and will not 

give grants to pay wages, and yet the 

Out of Hours Club Rutland cannot operate without 

paid Leaders who are needed to support our

 members to become more independent and 

less dependent on their families and carers 

whilst doing activities that they have chosen to do.

However, in January 2019 our application to the  

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation for 

funding to pay for 3 experienced Leaders was successful. 

We were given enough funds to pay for 3 Leaders to 

support our members 3 times a month.

Thank you Leicestershire and 

Rutland Community Foundation



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What our customers are saying

That’s a great video on your home page!!

I will show this to some of our other service users as it might help them understand what you do – and they might like to come along!

Manager of a Supported Living Household - October 2018


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What our customers are saying

I've just watched your preview video with my mum. 

Just wanted to let you know that it’s so inspirational and 

lovely what you’ve done with it! If you ever need any 

help or support with anything, let me know 😁

Sister of a Member - October 2018


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What our customers are saying

Thanks again, he’s looking forward to it as ever. 

think this is such a brilliant project and it’s a fantastic 

opportunity for C to try out a bit more independence.

Parent/Carer - October 2018


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Support for ​Charity Tombola

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Support for ​Charity Tombola

On Saturday, July 21, the Mayor of Oakham Adam Lowe helped raise funds for his nominated charity Out of Hours Club Rutland.

A tombola, which was sponsored by builders’ merchant William Hercocks Ltd, was a great success.

Adam said: “I would like to thank William Hercocks, all those donated prizes and more importantly the wonderful generosity that was shown on the day by everyone who bought a ticket or two. We raised more than £150, all of which will go to OCHR". 

The stall which was set up by Councillor Lowe with the kind permission of Josh Hanbury, the Lord of the Manor. It was run with the help of volunteers from OHCR. Edward was there the whole morning with Joshua and Jacqui,chairman of the Out of Hours Club. 

Adam added: “During the morning Gianno took an opportunity to wear the Mayor’s chain of office for a brief spell, I needed his help to be my stand-in”.

“Huge appreciation to Hana, who presented one of the tombola prizes she had made and donated to the stall, to one of the many lucky winners on the day”. 

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Printed in the Rutland Times on Thursday 2nd August 2018 in their Your News Section


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The Wolf Run

On 3rd June 2018 Rosie, a volunteer with the Out of Hours Club Rutland, took part in The Wolf Run which is a VERY muddy 10km extreme obstacle course and raised £160 for us.

Thank you so much Rosie - the funds will be used towards funding future activities.


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A Coach Trip to See How

The Harry Potter Films Were Made

In May 2018 we were very successful in our application to get funding to pay for a coach and driver to take the Out of Hours Club Rutland Members to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter in August 2018.

We are all very pleased to have been awarded this grant as it makes what would have been a very difficult journey for majority of our members (who would have had to take 2 trains, 1 tube and a bus ride) so much easier and less stressful for all involved. Also the members will be able have an experience with their peers and friends that many of them may not have been able to have without transportation being provided, which in turn will reduce the isolation that many of them feel.

Thank you Players of The Big Lottery Fund.


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Members of Out of Hours Club 

were recognised for outstanding achievements  

In March 2018 young people were the focus of a special award ceremony at Rutland County Museum, celebrating outstanding achievement and services to their local community. The annual Rutland Young People’s Awards are hosted by Rutland Youth Council (RYC) and aim to recognise and reward individual achievements among 21 children and young people aged 11 and over from across the County.

The Out of Hours Club Rutland members that were nominated in this event were:- 

Alex for Overcoming Adversity and  
Sophie for being a Disabled Young Person's Champion

This is what some of our members have said about the 

Cinema Group in a recent presentation at the

Rutland Youth Council Award Ceremony March 2018

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What Our Members Have Said

• I enjoy the Cinema Group as we have fun have a laugh and have made friends

• The Cinema Group is fantastic because we go every month to see a different film

• I love popcorn, socialising in the car, the movies and 

the reclining chairs

• I really like going as it allows me to spend time with friends socialising as well as watching the latest films

OHCR Members - March 2018


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