So What do we do?
When we go to a supermarket and a free sample is offered I am the first in the line
Extreme clowning does exactly that – it offers a taster of an experience that may have been lost and could be re-kindled, or it may offer a memory of a completely new experience which in turn will hopefully stimulate and motivate.
I ask for help and people like to give it.
I don’t believe that Deafblind people should have everything free,
But I believe a taster or a sample of a certain experience
Is the first step – and then after that it’s up to them.
If people want to donate stuff for free – I will never refuse.
So what do we do?
1) We organise trips, surprises, meet and greets, touch tours.
Hopefully raising a smile and creating a memory – the trips are for people who feel need them.
Deafblind people come first unless we feel a certain trip can be put to better use elsewhere with another disabled person.
2) We enable Deafblind service users to access the world of entertainment and popular culture using a mixture of sign language (B.S.L, Deafblind manual, objects of reference, touch, smell, and taste).
3) We encourage conversation, and find out about things they may have liked to do when they could see and hear
(This may give us ideas for future events)
4) We inform our service users of new supermarket products /food/drink items that we think they may like.
5) We encourage fun, playing and laughing!
6) We inform our service users of events that are happening that we feel that may be interested in.
7) We inform service users of recent news and current affairs – and inform them about what is happening in the world.
9) We encourage the stay up late campaign and help out at the lava lamp nightclub which is special nightclub for people with learning disabilities
10] We contact
etc. on a daily basis
Anyone who may be able to help by donating items or experiences which in turn can be distributed to the appropriate Deafblind person – the one who would benefit from the subject matter the most.
12) We supplement our transport costs so the service user is not out of pocket
13) We remain a voluntary service and not a charity to keep the process more friendly and like family and less clinical and less red tape
14) As we are not a charity we never ask the general public for money, although people can donate via our website if they wish to do so
16 Myself and my wife are both C.R.B checked
Between us we hold level 1 in B.S.L
And have passed our Deafblind awareness training
And can deliver Deafblind manual up to 50 words per minute
MEET THE TEAM
Founder and big chief farty bum of Extreme Clowning
His mission is to create smiles and memories
Grown up side of the management
Who often keeps the boat a float while JJ is sinking it
Helps with re-search educational visits and adaptation of magic
These trips have helped Jimmy so much he is now our guinea pig and helps us rate different places and trips so they can be used by other Deafblind people
He is the chief taster, and Deafblind jester!
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