Fledgling Letchworth group for adults with learning difficulties looking for volunteers and funding

Kam and Peter Natt.

Kam and Peter Natt. - Credit: Archant

A fledgling group which provides educational and recreational activities for adults with learning difficulties is looking for volunteers and funding to help them get off the ground in Letchworth.

K and Y Activities is the brainchild of Kam Natt and Yearun Nehar, but was inspired by Kam’s 25-year-old son Parvinder, better known as Peter.

Peter was born four months premature weighing just 1lb 4oz and spent the first weeks of his life in an incubator.

He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy but, despite being told that he would never sit up and would be ‘like a vegetable’, the dedication shown by both Peter and his family saw him walking unaided and leading an active life by the age of 15.

Proud mum Kam wants to show other adults with learning difficulties at K and Y Activities that anything is possible through hard work and dedication.

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Kam, whose home on the Lordship Estate is the base for the team, said: “If Peter can do it, so can other people, and that is what K and Y Activities is all about – giving help and support to individuals so that everyone can reach their potential.”

The group is encouraging people interested to come along to a football taster session for over-18s on Saturday from 1.30pm at Fearnhill Sports Centre in Icknield Way.

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Other activities the group are involved in include art courses at Jackie’s Drop-in Centre, 10-week computer courses, litter picking and workshops where members can improve their maths and English skills.

Socially, there is plenty going on, too, with the first dose of monthly discos taking place at Mrs Howard Hall on Friday, September 25, from 7pm until 10pm.

To book your place on the football taster session, to get involved or to register your interest in volunteering, please email kandyactivities@outlook.com.

For more information on the group’s activities visit www.facebook.com/kandyactivities.

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