Published: Thursday, 19th September 2019
YES I CAN returns to the King's Lynn Corn Exchange to help people achieve their potential despite any physical or emotional challenges they may face.
It takes place from 10am to 3pm at King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Tuesday 24 September. A whole range of organisations will be present, including charities, businesses and support groups to help point people in the right direction for assistance.
Sue Fraser, who is organising the event on behalf of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, said: "We have joined forces with a host of local organisations who will be on hand at the event to help people who might be looking to get back into work, find out about assistive technology, find things to do to avoid being lonely or even find out how to have a healthier lifestyle. There is a lot of advice and support available particularly from the voluntary sector, and often it just about knowing where to go and who to ask. Last year's event was so positive and the feedback from people was incredible."
"I hope people will come along to find the support they need to build their confidence so that they can achieve their potential. That's what YES I CAN 2 is all about."
The event has been organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk. So far 42 partners have signed up to attend the event, including:
SpaciallyAware- managing your space and reducing stress levels and risks in the home by decluttering
NatWest - friends against scams
St Giles Trust - working with women over 18 who are involved with CJS. Holistic and sensory approach
Norfolk County Council Adult Learning
Breathe Easy - British Lung Foundation helping people living with lung problems
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Careline, Care & Repair and Lily
Older People’s Services- dealing with all aspects of increasing years
Norfolk Police - safer places
The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company, an all-inclusive theatre company providing opportunity and enjoyment for all ages and abilities, will be providing the entertainment on the day.
Raffle prizes have been donated and tickets are available on the door or in advance through Your Local Paper. The event is free to enter and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Sue Fraser added "I would urge any group or charity that understands the challenges faced by people with visible and invisible conditions that create barriers, to get in touch and book a stall. We still have space and its a real opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation and to reach out to those who may benefit from your services."
Sue is also looking for further raffle prize donations.
To book a stand or to donate a prize get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.