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A massive step towards an active social life

Hello there. My name’s Richard and I’m a Brandon support worker. I’d like to share a story with you.

Last year, I was tasked with thinking up and working towards some new, positive outcomes for Theo, who I support in Cornwall.

Theo has always wanted a more active social life and as he likes music, I thought I’d look at ways of combining the two.

Theo and Richard enjoying Theo's first ever raveI did some research and found a festival volunteer programme which will help us to start volunteering at local festivals. We hope this will give us the chance to volunteer at bigger festivals like Glastonbury in 2023. This is our end goal!

To start with though, at the end of December, I supported Theo to go to his first ever rave! He enjoyed a few beers, made new friends, and danced the night away. And then, in the early hours, Theo topped the night off with a kebab!

Reflecting on his big night out, Theo explained:

“I had a great time at the rave and I'm looking forward to applying for the festival volunteer program in February. I'm looking forward to a summer of festivals and raves!”

I’m delighted with how it went – it’s a massive step for Theo. We had a lot of fun and we are already planning our next rave.

Richard White
Support Worker

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