New disability services in Fratton will be so much fun

Live music, a fashion show and even a bake-off helped launch a great new service for disabled people.

Thursday, 14th September 2017, 6:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th September 2017, 6:17 pm
The Gigbuddies team at the opening celebrations of new social enterpise Make in Fratton, Portsmouth (171176-115)

The Aldingbourne Trust, which has premises in Cornwall Road, Fratton, has set up Make which teaches people new skills and gives them the chance to use them in the community.

And Gig Buddies is a befriending service where participants are matched to volunteers who have the same interests.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Ken Ellcome was invited to officially launch the new services.

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The incredible celebration cake for the opening of Make (171176-111)

Make is open six days a week between 9.30am and 4.30pm. It currently has several vacancies for adults with disabilities. Anyone interested in joining the team should e-mail [email protected]

For more information go to aldingbournetrust.co.uk.

Pictures by Vernon Nash. To buy copies of the images call photosales on 0330 123 0203 quoting the reference number.

Make managers Sarah Mitas and Michelle Mckinley Bell at the opening (171176-107)
Karen Tabner presents first prize in the baking competition to Pauline Witts on behalf of Chit Chats cafe (117176-098)
The vibrant entrance to Make, on Cornwall Road, Fratton (171176-117)
Visitors crowded into Make to take part in the opening celebrations (171176-104)
The incredible celebration cake for the opening of Make (171176-111)
Make managers Sarah Mitas and Michelle Mckinley Bell at the opening (171176-107)
Karen Tabner presents first prize in the baking competition to Pauline Witts on behalf of Chit Chats cafe (117176-098)
The vibrant entrance to Make, on Cornwall Road, Fratton (171176-117)
Visitors crowded into Make to take part in the opening celebrations (171176-104)