Stories

Susan

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Struggling with my weight

When I was younger I was a size 14 but in later life I went up to a size 22. My weight really got me down and the more down I felt the more I ate.

My self confidence was really low but my friend told me about the Venture Centre and all the keep fit activities they have like African Dance, Circuit Training, Yoga and Pilates.

Despite how I was feeling I decided to give them a go.

Success

9 months later I'm a lot happier with my weight and I've met loads of new friends in the local area.

I've also improved my computer skills through thier Computer Support sessions.

I'm really greatful to the Venture Centre for all thier support and encouragement and reccomend them to everyone I meet.

David

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Lack of opportunities

I was always listening music from other cultures but I got hooked on the sound of the steel pan.

My parents worked hard to give us what they could but unfortunately could not afford musical equipment.

I heard that the Glissando Steel Orchestra were based at the Venture Centre so decided to see if I could join in.

Success

Now that I'm part of the band I do everything I can to get to practice sessions.

Playing alongside others has really boosted my confidence and helped me to meet other people that are into the same things I am.

The Venture Centre is like a second home to me now where I can meet all my friends.