Just this year Gig Buddies has put together some fantastic music events and created a number of exciting ‘first time’ experiences for some of our students as well as their families – not to mention some of our staff as well.
It is about levelling the playing field of social opportunity and working to do simple things that can have a normalising effect on life. “I want to go see a movie on Friday night and maybe get a drink” – Gig Buddies response to this is: “Let’s find a volunteer that can do that with you, and make that happen.”
The whole approach is about getting out there beyond, what for some, can be a routine which is restricted by the needs of support shift patterns or just the wholesale lack of support. I’m proud to say that Upmo has been a supporter of Gig Buddies from day one and we look forward to an exciting road ahead.
Gig Buddies have collaborated twice with ‘UpMo’ for the series of gigs we’ve been running this year.