Dame Mary Perkins Visits the Lifeskills Centre

In September, co-founder of Specsavers Dame Mary Perkins (DBE) came to visit the Lifeskills Centre and the Specsavers shop front on Green Cross Road. Specsavers have been sponsoring Lifeskills for over 3 years. Every year, we educate over 11,000 children about how to stay safe in their everyday lives and avoid accidental injury. This work is invaluable, and could not continue without the support of organisations like Specsavers. Thank you, Mary! We hope you enjoyed your tour of the Lifeskills Village.

Lifeskills Open Doors Day

On Saturday 15th September Lifeskills will be opening its doors to the public for Bristol Open Doors Day. This is a rare opportunity to see our fantastic, realistic safety centre where we teach vulnerable groups in the West of England the skills they need to live safer, happier and more independent lives. We will have stalls from the RNLI, Network Rail, the Fire Service and more, as well as games, tours, crafts and activities. The Centre will be open from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Entry is free.

Follow the link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210189506346765/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lifeskills Summer Challenge: A Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lifeskills Summer Challenge event on 13th and 23rd August. We had a blast! There were some fantastic potato people, excellent tea-bag throwing and amazing tower-building. We are very grateful to all of the volunteers who helped out and made the event so much fun. We look forward to the next activity day… Watch this space!

Lifeskills Summer Challenge Event

On 13th and 23rd August 2018 from 10am – 12pm we will be hosting the Lifeskills Summer Challenge Event on the 4th floor of the Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.

Take part in various tasks, games and activities inspired by TV’s ‘Task Master’ and ‘The Button’ including: building a self-standing tower using as many items as you can; catching a ball with your back to the thrower; drawing while blindfolded and much more!

Challenges are most suitable for 7-11 year olds but all ages are welcome. Come along to this fun, family-friendly event and get crafty, creative and competitive.

Entry is £2 per child. All proceeds will go towards funding our fantastic, interactive safety centre which helps vulnerable groups in the West of England to live safer, happier and more independent lives.

Show your interest through our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LifeskillsBristol/events/?ref=page_internal

We look forward to seeing you!

Fundraising Pre-Loved Sale at Lifeskills

From 11am to 3pm on Saturday 10th March, Lifeskills will be holding a special event on the 4th floor of the Create Centre selling high end pre-loved clothes, jewellery, accessories and more. Stalls with a selection of crafts, cakes and refreshments will also be available. This is a great opportunity to pick up a bargain or find something unique for your wardrobe. Plus, you get to do it in the fabulous surroundings of Lifeskills’ amazing indoor village and raise money for a great cause.

Entry to the event costs £1 with all proceeds going to Lifeskills’ Volunteer Appeal. Lifeskills needs to raise £5,000 in order to recruit and train 25 new volunteer guides and provide life-long skills to groups of 10-11year old children.

Lifeskills is the West of England’s only interactive safety centre. All activities take place on realistic sets, including shops, a road, a railway and houses. Sessions cater for children, people with learning difficulties and older people. All are designed to encourage independence and prevent accidental injury.