Email to members 17.04.2020 Useful Info


Allsorts Health and Fitness 

We want to keep you fit, happy and healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, whilst we all stay safe at home. Social interaction is really important for your mental health and we love to see smiles on faces! Plus, by accessing our digital health and fitness programme, you are supporting yourself and Allsorts!

There are lots of different ways we can help you to stay fit at home, with Fitness Instructor Gemma and Sports Coordinator Max:

  • £7.50 (recommended fee) – join Claudia for weekly Yoga Classes on Mondays: 3.30pm for those who can stand and sit and lie, 4.15pm for those who can sit and lie.
  • £5 – join in with our weekly Family Fitness Fun sessions from home on Tuesday evening, 5.20 – 6.10pm and Thursday evenings, 4.10 – 5.00pm.
  • £15 – £30 – Boxing Master Class with Gemma Wilks! This one is great to do with a partner!
  • £30 – 1 hour bespoke Personal Training for one person or the whole family!
  • £15 – 30 minute bespoke Personal Training for one person or the whole family!
  • £5 – 20 minute video call with Gemma to discuss training ideas and how you can keep yourself fit and healthy during this period.

Would you like support with any other forms of health and well-being? Please let us know and we will help in any way that we can!

For more information or to make a booking, please contact max on 07872562777 or email [email protected]

Online Group Chat 
Join our new “Allsorts Community” group chat on Facebook. It’s just for Allsorts parents and carers and is a way to keep that supportive community going when we can’t see each in person. To join the group, just click HERE  
NEW! – Zoom coffee and play dates!
Get together for chats and coffee with other Allsorts members on Friday mornings 10am – approx 10.30am.  We’re hosting, just email [email protected] for an invite. Starting on Friday 24th April – children, pets and general household chaos are all welcome!
Firming up friendships
If you’ve become friendly with other Allsorts parents or carers but never got around to swapping contact details, email Clarissa who can contact them on your behalf to offer your contact details.  Talking with other people who “get it” has always been at the heart of what we do and it’s never been more important than now.
Talk with the Allsorts team – by phone, skype or zoom
For emotional support and signposting call Clarissa Maidment, our Family Coordinator on 07794 009663.

For conversations around activities and fitness call Max Pemberton, our Sports Coordinator, on 07872 562777.
Useful Info shared by the Allsorts community

Well-being advice for parents and carers including creating a new routine, self care, coping with anxiety and strains on relationships and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Government guidance for exercise – there are exceptions for people who need to travel to exercise or to exercise more than once a day

New Grants for families needing technology, play equipment, exercise equipment etc

Westonbirt Arboretum Activities

Free book for children about Covid:19 with illustrations by Gruffallo illustrator Axel Scheffler
Printable certificate of achievement for staying in

Sensory play ideas
World Jungle Online classes for children and adults including drumming and dance workshops, mindfulness and meditation
Inclusive online ballet classes fom Flamingo Chicks
Advice and resources from the National Autistic Society
Information and activities from Contact (previously Contact A Family)
Behaviour that challenges – support for parents during current crisis

We are using Facebook to offer a mix of activities including the new parent/carer support group, fitness challenges, music and games.  If you don’t use Facebook, check out our You Tube Channel for fitness challenges, toddler tunes and more. If you have any information or links you think other members would find useful please email Clarissa.  

Many of our online activities, resources, links, and daily fitness challenges are free to get involved with. However, if you wish to make a donation then please click HERE. We all want Allsorts to be here long after the virus has gone.

Stay safe and stay in touch.

Thank you,