The Shiners are now Fellows!!!
And now the first year of Time2Shine is over – how did a year go by so fast?!?!
But what a year it has been, the Shiners have come so far and have met regularly to choose, plan, commission and help deliver some of our activities. They have successfully achieved their goal of graduating the T2S program to become fellows and have gained a portfolio of achievement along with a reference they can take to a potential employer.
The graduation evening took place at Tregenna Castle on 14th April 2018 and the ceremony was officiated by CAAP’s patron – actress and comedienne Sally Philips with the assistance of Andy Stephens, a long term supporter of CAAP. Guests came from as far afield as Edinburgh and Lincoln to see the shiners graduate, we had presenters from all aspects of CAAP life from activity providers to representatives from ITV Westcountry, BBC Spotlight and The Big Lottery.
Hot on the heels of the glittering graduation ceremony, the now Fellows were off to Trinity College Dublin invited as ambassadors for people with learning disability and to help run a national Positive Choices conference for Leaning Disability Nurses and Registered General Nurses. They marshalled, stall held, assisted with the official photography, took part in a world record attempt, gave a presentation to the entire auditorium which included a first class rendition of ‘We are the champions’ and generally turned the whole college bright yellow with sunshine and enthusiasm!! What an amazing two days and what a phenomenal legacy to pass to the student nurses as they embark on their careers. Massive thank you to Helen Laverty and Positive Choices for the remarkable opportunity and excellent hosting of our team!
Now we catch our breath before Cohort 2018 is enrolled this summer…
What is Time2Shine?
Our aim is to make a lasting difference to the lives of young people 16+ with disabilities in Cornwall by unlocking their potential and helping them develop the skills they need to find employment.
We give our ‘Shiners’ the reigns – we let them run the events we offer, allow them to commission/choose/organise activities for others and along the way unlock skills within.