A new group that will provide activities for adults and young people, including those with learning disabilities, is being set up in Banbury.
The club will be run by support workers Anita Harvey, Karen Orr, Lynda Watson and Izzy Warburton, who work with people with learning disabilites.
They will launch the group at a Christmas party being held at Grimsbury Community Hall on December 11 from 7pm-9pm.
Miss Orr said: “We saw there was a similar scheme in Witney that is currently doing really well and we all thought we wanted to do something like that in Banbury.
“We are all really excited about this and want to bring everyone in the community closer together and help people make new friends. We hope to provide lots of different games and theme nights, with the hope of maybe organising days out too.”
The group has yet to decide on a permanent name but will meet every second Wednesday of the month.
Activities will include karaoke and disco nights and there will be a raffle and a tuck shop held each evening. There will be a small charge of £2 each evening or £10 for an annual membership. Organisers have been sending out leaflets in and around Banbury to help raise awareness of the new group.
Miss Orr said: “Everything is going alright at the moment and we are really keen to get going as soon as we can. We don’t have much money but we hope we can go from strength to strength.
“We have had some really good feedback from people that want to be involved. It is a small thing at the moment but hopefully we can grow to organise the group to meet more than once each month.”
For more details or to help, call Miss Orr on 07972 121 268 or Mrs Harvey on 0791 902 7180.