Sutton Learning Disability Service Celebrates First Birthday

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Keen2Go is this month celebrating their first full year of delivering vital social care services for young people with autism and learning disabilities across the London Borough of Sutton.

Since the first session in August 2018, the organisation has grown to support over fifty members across term-time and bumper school holiday programmes, and has fast become the go-to destination for activities and events that blend fun and friendship with education and skill development.

On reaching the first year milestone, Director Robbie Keen said: “We are privileged that the success of our first year has allowed us to support more and more incredible young people and share their journeys with them and their amazing families. We’d like to thank all our partnering organisations, host venues and supporters for all you’ve done for us and those we support, and of course our brilliant members – You are Keen2Go!”

When asked what they enjoy most about their time with Keen2Go, members pointed to the social aspect and “legendary” holiday schedules. One regular member stated, “I like it because I see my friends, Robbie’s really good at organising activities and we get to do lots of trips out”. Another agreed: “I like the social side behind it and the fun aspect to it and just everything really”.

August sees Keen2Go in the midst of a hectic five-week summer holiday programme that has included a tour of the magnificent Wembley Stadium, a very messy version of the Great British Bake Off and the debut season of the Keen2Go Cup. Upcoming activities include a filmmaking challenge, a visit to London Aquarium and an end of summer barbecue to celebrate with members and their families.

Robbie Keen: “Here’s to many more fantastic years and many more candles to be added to the Keen2Go cake.”

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