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Events

Half term activities October 2019

12 hardy children cycled over to Jaywick to enjoy a lovely home-cooked brunch. This year we went to Holland on Sea to pick our own pumpkins, before all heding back to Our Jaywick base to carve them.

Curve Wake Park August 2019

We enjoyed it so much that we cycled 5 miles to Curve Wake Park in St Osyth again this year. At least half of our intrepid adventurers overcame their initial fear of the water! Non-stop laughter navigating the inflatables in this beautiful outdoor setting.

Colchester Zoo August 2019

Our Colchester zoo trip was a first for IV. 26 children came along. Favourite moments were meeting the birds of prey, feeding the giraffes and elephants and getting close to the goats in the petting enclosure.

Trishaw Arrival September 2019

We finally took delivery of our Trishaw and staff had fun trying it out. Con and so far two young people have taken out the first residents from Corner Lodge specialist dementia care home for a breath of fresh air.

Outdoor cinema September 2019

We celebrated the end of our fun packed summer holidays with an outdoor cinema event in partnership with Jaywick Martello Tower and Moving Image. It was a gorgeous night 80 children and their families came wrapped up in duvets and blankets to watch ‘Fighting with my Family’.

Sailing Trip August 2019

In August a small group went sailing for the weekend. Thank you Seachange for enabling us to go by raising a substantial bursary. It was a great adventure in which positive new friendships were made.

Wheeley Woods July 2019

We had a great fun learning outdoor skills at the woods firelighting, learning rope knots and coordination skills on the obstacle course.

Creative Arts June 2019

Thank you to Rosie, Manager of the Martello Tower, for giving us the opportunity to work with two talented artists, who taught the children Pottery and Silicone Moulding

Memorial Garden May 2019

We are very grateful to the children that kindly volunteered to help refresh and tidy the memorial garden in Jaywick

Petra's Memorial Service April 2019

We held a simple memorial to Petra on the beach. We cycled there together and threw flowers that one of our young people kindly donated into the sea. Thank you Katie ️

Dementia Awareness Day January 2019

Anthony our Chef once again collaborated with the local fire station to reach out to couples coping with dementia. Seniors that had not been permitted to prepare meals for their partners since the onslaught of their disease cooked in the safety of the fire station with our Chef and sat and ate together.

Multi-Court Sports Session February 2019

15th Feb we were unable to use the Hall at Coppins so we organised a warming  evening on the chilly multi-court with hot chocolate, marshmallows and toast over a firepit, on the sidelines of the football. 

Christmas, December 2018

A selection of pics from Xmas celebrations:
So proud of local lad Billy who organised a beautiful festive Santa grotto from his Nan's home in Brooklands. All proceeds went to hospital that has supported his little brother Sonny. 
We had a traditional Xmas meal this year bringing two generations together, our children and seniors from our Jaywick community Cafe 

Rollerworld & Quasar March 2019

Thanks to Rosie winning Jack Petchey Jaywick young people were treated to a trip to Rollerworld Colchester. Thank you and well done Rosie!

Police Football Tournament November 2018

Clacton police came to Percy King estate to play in a tournament with staff and young people. A great night, 60 children and family members came down to support. Overall the police came out on top, we are hoping to rectify this in the Spring! 

Trip to Birch Hall, Thorpe October 2018

We had a beautiful trip to Birch Hall at Thorpe on a gorgeous Autumn day in Half-term. Young People experienced sailing and were lucky to spot several seals. They also tried the climbing wall.

Alzheimer's Cooking Event September 2018

So today our chef Ant and one of our young people Hayden joined forces with the fire station , ACE and the Alzheimer's society to let 12 individuals with Alzheimer's cook a meal for their partners! Here are the lovely pictures of the day! There was happiness, smiles and laughter all round. This is an organisation that helps so many people every year! 

Beach Day August 2018

The annual beach day. We were glad of the beach hut, and were grateful to Chef and and his trusty assistant for making lunch.

This year It was tinged with sadness due to the tragic loss of Ben at the beginning of August 

Water Park July 2018

We decided to kick off the summer holiday by adding a bonus to our bike ride and visited the waterpark at St Oysth, great fun 

Poshed Up Junk Food May 2018

We held a cafe event for the kids that had been so generous in allowing their base to be used for community cafe on Tuesdays and Fridays. 47 kids attended and enjoyed homemade burgers chicken skewers and smoothies. We cant wait to have some family events soon. 

Rollerworld Apr 2018

Such a fun trip to Rollerworld thanks to our Jack Petchey winner! 

Litter Picking Apr 2018

Well done to all of the young people who cleaned and spruced up around our base in Jaywick, it looks so much more welcoming. Big thanks to Barry who kindly made us our trellis planters. Our herbs are flourishing

Oral Hygiene Day Mar 2018

Our younger group at Clacton enjoyed a dental health awareness session 

Snow Day Feb 2018

Our dedicated local staff ensured our children were entertained during school shut down when the snow descended overnight. One or two were targeted for their trouble!! 

Ninja Warrior Jan 2018

Ninja was a great new experience, not for the faint hearted! Staff were impressed wiht the comaridiarie amognng the young people who were all keen to ensure everyone could acheive each challenge

School of Rock Nov 2017

Martello Tower held Rock School sessions every Tuesday evening and it gave our kids a chance to let lose and make some serious noise on a range of instruments. They kindly supplied earplugs too....we witnessed some potential talent in the making.

Halloween Oct 2017

Another great Halloween event, all props made by staff and kids and Flo onboard for a fire twirling display

Christmas Party Dec 2017

This years Christmas party was held in Jaywick and focused on good old fashioned party games, staff came up with some hysterical challenges, lots of laughs with the human swing ball!  Mick kindly DJ'd for us 

Bike Ride Sept 2017

Staff and young people cycled 19 miles to Walton and back, great effort! Thank you Paul for bringing us well needed lunch of wraps, salad and flapjacks to sustain us for the return journey!

Community Fun Day August 2017

Our community fun day was held at Crossways Jaywick this year, over 60 children and family members came to enjoy a BBQ, zorbing games,clay play, splat art,bouncy castle and raffle. A big thank you to Tesco for donating lots of fresh fruit for smoothies

FireBreak Programme July 2017

Inclusion Ventures was proud to hold our first Firebreak programme at Clacton Fire station. We are so proud that our 8 young people were praised for their outstanding team work and cooperation over the week leading up to the parade. Two were invited to join the Fire Cadets!