Mayor Making 2024

Aim Up would like to extend our congratulation to Paul Baker on his inauguration as Cheltenham Mayor, and our gratitude for being selected as one of his chosen charities to support in his Myoral year. 

Some of our staff were fortunate enough to experience Cheltenham’s Mayor Making 2024 live from Cheltenham Town Hall on Monday 20th May, and hear first hand the incredible impact that Paul Baker has had on our local community. 

At Aim Up we are proud to be based in Cheltenham and the surrounding towns. Our local history, thriving hospitality, town-wide beauty and welcoming community are what make Cheltenham so special. 

It is therefore with great excitement that over the next year we will be fundraising alongside some of Cheltenham’s most valued charities; Friends of Sanford Parks, Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees and CCP Charity in support of The Mayor of Cheltenham’s 2024/25 Charity Appeal. 

The Mayor of Cheltenham's 2024/25 Charity Appeal:

Gloucestersire Lifestyle Awards 2024

We have great news to share with you! 
Aim up has been shortlisted for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards in categories:

‘Charity of the Year’ ‘Event of the Year’ (for Cheltenham’s Three Peaks Challenge)

We would like to thank our Trustees, Staff, Supporters and everyone who continues to contribute towards the great services that we provide. Without your commitment and hard work, our contribution to the local community would not be as impactful as it is. 

Being recognized and shortlisted by So Glos for Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards is an honour and we hope to make it all the way to the final in the coming weeks.

To make this happen we have until Friday 29th of March to get as many votes as possible so please use the button below to get voting and spread the word with your friends and family. 

Christmas 2023

2023 has been a busy year for everyone at Aim Up.

The people we support have been busy engaging in their community, learning and developing their independent living skills. We’re incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved. 

Alongside our Christmas newsletter, we have put together a short video with some of our favourite photos from 2023. 

We hope you enjoy catching up on our news, and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our Social Enterprise launches Afternoon Tea

Our Social Enterprise, The Portland Guesthouse provides those living with a disability the opportunity to gain real life work experience and support to achieve qualifications in Hospitality. As our Social Enterprise develops, the team are now launching Afternoon Tea. 

A lovely addition for our Guests, but also an additional opportunity for our Students.

Through out the courses we offer at The Portland Guesthouse, our Students learn about Food safety, service and preparation. 

Our students actively participate in the preparation and service of breakfast. Obtaining knowledge and understanding of food safety, service and preparation – in a true to life environment.

As well as breakfast our Students also bake sweet treats such as flapjacks and banana bread for our guests. These are left in the rooms, as part of our hospitality trays. 

Launching Afternoon Tea enables our Social Enterprise to provide further training and work experience to our students, who will use their skills to bake, prepare and serve Afternoon Tea. 

A glance at whats on offer at The Portland Guesthouse (our Social Enterprise)

To find out more about The Portland Guesthouse’s Afternoon Tea, view their menu or book please visit their website.

October Newsletter

Since our last newsletter in July, lots has happened across the charity. From our annual Garden Party to our very own Music Festival – and everything in between, this newsletter is full of good news stories from the last three months.

To catch up on all our news, please read our newsletter below:

Introducing our new Service Manager

We would like to introduce you to our new Service Manager (of our Home Care and Support Services)  Simon who starts his new role, today, on 1st September 2023.

Simon has worked for the Charity for 7 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure the quality of our support continues.

Simon will spend some time working with Bernie to ensure a smooth transition. Simon will be out in the services to talk to service users and staff over the next few weeks to talk about his plans to improve our services.

We’re sure you will join us in congratulating Simon on his new role!

Newsletter – February 2023

This month, our lovely Ambassador Emma came to visit and catch up on all our latest news. Since her visit, she’s spent time writing our latest newsletter, sharing stories from across our services, and our upcoming fundraising events that you can get involved in. 

To catch up on all our news, please read our newsletter below: 

Charity Concert

On Friday 24th March, the ‘The Tuesdays/Cheltones Singing Groups’ and The Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir have joined forces to bring us this year’s charity concert. 

Taking place at St Marks C of E Church between 7pm and 9pm, the Friday evening promises to be enjoyable for all who attend. On top of both performances, during the interval there will be chance to have refreshments (tea, coffee, and biscuits) and take part in the raffle. 

Tickets: £10 Adults, £5 under 18s
All tickets are sold online, via our Eventbrite page. To join us, please click below:

For information about both The Tuesdays/Cheltones Singing Groups and The Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir, please visit the links below

Cheltenham Singing Groups (The Tuesdays/Cheltones Singing Groups)

The Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir