“Funky Llama pretty much changed my life for the better and made me feel so welcoming and I have experienced so many things that I never in my life thought I would ever do”
Funky Llama creates accessible social opportunities and develops well-being, new life skills and friendships for disabled adults through its own unique programme of workshops and social events. Without your support and your donation, Funky Llama won’t be able to continue next year.
Throughout the pandemic, we continued to run our Funky Llama workshops and social events, which provided a real lifeline to many disabled adults who found themselves more isolated than ever before.
Your donation will help us to continue delivering these inspiring workshops and social events to reduce isolation for those who need these social networks more than most.
“Funky Llama has made a big difference. It has given me some more confidence to do new things and meet new people. I was in a really bad state when I started and now am doing much better.”
£3 can support our Funky Llama Members, giving access to regular newsletters and workshops as well as discounted tickets for selected shows at TRP.
£5 can help train a Funky Llama buddy, to support a disabled adult to attend productions and events
£7.50 could help to arrange a Funky Llama social, giving disabled adults access to an age-appropriate and fun event to
£10 can help to fund one of our Funky Llama workshops in Drama, Backstage and Dance
£15 can help to pay for a Creative Enabler to provide one-to-one support for a disabled person in a Funky Llama workshop
£20 can help to take one of our Funky Llama workshops to a creative partner to reach people who may not be able to travel to Plymouth
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we ran 40 regular “Lockdown Llama” online workshops which gave disabled adults a chance to stay connected and take part in a different activity such as theatre, movement and puppetry during the lockdown.
37 people took part in our Lockdown Llama online workshops during the Coronavirus pandemic
Following relaxing of restrictions, we set up in-person Creative Hubs at two of our partner day services. We delivered 8 sessions and then when restrictions were tightened again, we continued online and delivered 60 sessions with 24 people per term.
15 people are part of our Funky Llama Steering Group, leading the direction of Funky Llama, creating new ideas for Funky Llama Socials and providing access support and guidance across TRP. We continued to run our Funky Llama Steering Group online for 63 sessions with 11 Steering Groups Members attending.
114 Funky Llama Members, who receive regular newsletters, access to creative groups and discounted tickets for selected shows.
In 2020 we sent 104 Funky Llama care packages containing a personal postcard and some craft materials for three fun creative challenges to keep Funky Llama participants engaged and connected.
In January 2021 we ran our first online Funky Llama Club Night which reached over 600 people from across the world. This gave people access to a fun and accessible club night experience from their own homes during the third lockdown.