‘We try and decrease the isolation that they feel in their lives.’
AccessiBlues assists disabled fans of Birmingham City Football Club at football matches, as well as providing a support network.
What is AccessiBlues?
In 2016, AccessiBlues was started to support disabled fans at Birmingham City Football Club.
They provide advice and support at football matches, enabling fans to have the best possible experience at football matches and ensuring that staff at matches are equipped to help in any way they can.
The group also puts on supported free events, which bring disabled people together to socialise. They currently meet each Tuesday for a coffee morning and last year, hosted a free Christmas party for all their members to attend.
The group is run completely volunteers, and every penny fundraised goes towards enhancing events and activities for their members, in order to improve the social lives of people who normally wouldn’t have much opportunity to socialise and integrate with other members of the community.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Out of the football season, opportunities to get out and socialise can be even more limited for disabled fans so AccessiBlues want to further their work, and provide more activities and events for their members to take part in.
The funding from LoveBrum would be used to support the cost of putting on these events and ensuring they are free for members to attend. The activities will range from going out for meals together, to fun days out and short breaks away.
Where can people go to find out more about AccessiBlues?
Steve Portman, Chairperson
Tel: 07858 569 172