Working with the Community/ Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2021
Sadly the Inclusive Disability Ball planned for March 2020 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taunton and the Green Days Care Centre has had to be cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. We hope to support the event in the future.
The Rotary Club of Taunton regrets that the planned Disability Ball for March 2021 will not now take place due to the ongoing issues arising from the Coronavirus Lockdown. We are extremely sad about this but hope to support an event in the future. In the meantime, read about the last Inclusive Disability Ball and how much it benefits all those that participate.
Sadly the event was also cancelled in 2020. The last event was held in 2019 was attended by the then Mayor of Taunton, Fran Smith. Oake Manor Golf Club hosted the event which was originally inspired by staff at Green Days Centre, an organisation working to support and train adults with learning disabilities to gain confidence, get into work and maintain independent living.
The then President of the Taunton Rotary Club, the Revd Tony Cox attended the event in 2019 alongside wife Elaine, fellow Rotarians, their partners and friends. President Tony opened the event, urging all to have a fabulous time, which they certainly did, with dancing and music for all to enjoy. President Tony said, ‘We had a 'ball'. What a great event for everyone. I can't recall when I have had so much fun and this event is the perfect platform for adults and young people with learning disabilities to gain confidence and have fun. I feel sure this sell out event will help create a positive and inclusive attitude towards those with learning disabilities and the Rotary Club of Taunton is proud to provide support’.
DJ Dave Lee and Big Boy-Band REUNION entertained the audience who enjoyed a two course meal and had fun in the Party Booth with fireworks and pyrotechnics by Firestorm.
Both Oake Manor and Green Day’s Care Centre agree that without the support of the Rotary Club of Taunton, the ticket price at just £20 would have been out of the reach of many people.