#Shrews4Charlie

  ‘The work they have done with Charlie has been amazing’ – DAVID, CHARLIE’S DAD. As part of our Partner School programme, we help to provide curriculum support to local schools, with the aim of developing bespoke upskilling sessions that encourage children to stay engaged, stay active and stay motivated. This is where we met […]

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#Shrews4Roy

“The Extra Time hubs have given me my husband back. That’s all I could ask for” – CATHERINE, ROY’S WIFE. Like so many of us, Roy found a sense of purpose in life through two great passions, a commitment to his family and to his working life. Having represented Team Great Britain at the Olympic […]

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#Shrews4Ruben&James

‘Trying to find a scheme promoting engagement and development skills for special needs is very hard to find. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack…. and Shrewsbury Town in the Community is that needle’ – PAUL, JAMES’S DAD. The story of Ruben and James is one of overcoming adversity and the willingness to reach […]

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#Shrews4Ben

One of our Powerchair participants is Ben who is 13 years old. He has a degenerative muscle condition which has meant that it has always been difficult for him to get out and take part in activities. Most children with his condition don’t live past 2 years of age. Although he used to be able to walk with a frame, his condition has since worsened meaning that he now uses a wheelchair. Ben’s father has commented about how our ShrewsAbility sessions have helped give Ben ‘A new lease of live’

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#Shrews4Matt

Matthew is 20 years old and lives with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and EUHD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). He began attending our Head’s Up sessions  in 2018 and spoke out about how these sessions have helped his condition and confidence since he started. 

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#Shrews4Geoff

At the beginning of his final year at Shrewsbury Academy, Geoff was identified as being an ideal candidate to benefit from one-to-one support due to his initial lack of engagement, enthusiasm and his disruptive behaviour. Since September 2018, Nigel has been working with Geoff weekly to discuss Geoff’s barriers to learning and help inspire him. 

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#Shrews4Mark

Mark Bull is one of our Foundation Degree students, enrolling in 2017 and since then has allowed him to get involved in a number of projects with us. Mark has gained a wealth of experience and is now a valued member of our staff at Shrewsbury Town in the Community.

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#Shrews4Fenton

Fenton is a Year 6 pupil at St Winefrides Independent RC Primary School. He has a passion for football and loves following Shrewsbury Town, frequently attending home games. Although Fenton loves talking about football, he has always kept himself to himself and would shy away from group conversations, talking to unfamiliar people, and being in the spotlight in any way. He was identified as being able to benefit from a 1-2-1 intervention with one of our coaches to help him achieve his goals.

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#Shrews4Reuben

This months #Shrews4All feature focuses on one of the stars of Summer 2017’s National Citizen Service programme at Shrewsbury Town in the Community, Reuben Dunne. Reuben started his NCS journey as a very nervous participant despite the introductions and warm up sessions provided in the build up to the programme.

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#Shrews4Maisie

January 2018’s #Shrews4All feature focuses on Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School student Maisie-Mae Docherty, who participates in our Premier League Primary Stars reading intervention. These sessions aim to infuse children who love football but may not enjoy reading to try and get them to be motivated to read in their spare time. Maisie’s teacher, Georgia Young, felt that Maisie would benefit from the programme as she wasn’t reading at home and did not enjoy reading.

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#Shrews4Corbin

December 2017’s feature for #Shrews4All features ShrewsAbility participant Corbin Davies, who has flourished at the sessions since he started attending. Corbin, who is one of our Cerebal Palsy (CP) footballers, has the determination to do a lot more since attending Shrewsability, and his family say this has improved his whole outlook on life.

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