Raising funds for adults with Autism and learning disabilities
Creating Adventures was created to bring laughter, stimulation and enrichment to the lives of adults aged 18+ with Autism and additional needs. For many, age is merely a number and they still want to enjoy many of the activities they will have loved as a child but are not available as an adult or sadly, deemed by society, to be socially unacceptable. Creating Adventures is about breaking down those perceptions and barriers that exist in the community and giving adults in need the activities that they want to enjoy. We are able to achieve this through music, art, horticulture and sport.
We offer experiences that take our service users from existing to exciting. From art projects to outings, coffee mornings to mosaic making, we help our service users – across Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire – access a better quality of life.
Long term, we are raising funds to create an oasis which will allow our users to form a community where they can feel safe, engage, explore, learn, play and relax. Accessible sensory and market gardens, a care farm and indoor activity space will provide a holistic environment for everyone to enjoy and a lasting legacy for the future.
Building a brighter future for adults with complex learning disabilities
When you can’t see, communicate your needs or express your emotions, the world can be scary and challenging. That’s why we need to build a special place for our users to enjoy.
Our supported people will smell, hear and feel the accessible sensory and market gardens. They’ll connect with the animals in our miniature farm and learn from the art and music activities in our indoor space. And, in this holistic space, carers and families can share experiences and offer support.
‘As a mother of two special needs adults a lot of leisure and nurturing activities that would be fun and enriching to do are not readily available locally. Those that are sometimes come at a premium cost. A lot of challenging behaviour can be tempered by exercise and stimulating activity. I have seen this first hand, especially with my daughter, Carey. Being taken out on a regular basis, I have watched her blossom and become calmer. A lot of frustration can be channelled into walking, hydro play, bike riding, sensory play, crafts etc to name but a few. The aim of Creating Adventures is to build this oasis, benefiting so many, offering multiple activities on just one site! This is not just about creating adventures but new and rewarding experiences for a minority that deserve to experience what the majority take for granted.’ Judith Bowen (parent)
Removing barriers, fulfilling potential
Our plan is to involve the local community with our project and remove the barriers that prevent a true understanding of disability. By creating shared experiences, both able and disabled people can experience connection through joy and laughter.
Not only will Creating Adventures be a lasting legacy for the future, but improved understanding of learning disability will form a foundation for change. There are a number of ways you can get involved or help us to spread the word. Turn over to find out how you can make a lasting change in the world of adult complex learning disability.
Support Creating Adventures
We understand that no two people are alike – that’s why there are lots of ways you can support us.
Donate money, prizes or your time
We are always happy to accept donations or prizes for our raffles and competitions. Or donate your time and volunteer. Contact us to arrange your donation or to help out at one of our events.
Take on a sponsored challenge
Always wanted to do something exciting? Now you can! Our donors have raised thousands by creating their own adventures. Jump out of planes, hike or cycle – we’ll provide you with the support!
Organise or join a fund-raising event
Jumping out of planes not your thing? We run seasonal balls, cake-tastic bake-offs and lots of other events to join in or run.