Yesterday saw another Lincolnshire Young Voices committee meeting take place. All I can say is it was brilliantly crazy. Some meetings run without a hitch and some are organised chaos.
We cluttered Lincoln Drill Hall café for the best part of an hour. We successfully rescued a committee member whose taxi hadn’t turned up. And we got in the lift one at a time. The Room Upstairs, which was kindly donated to us by the Drill Hall, then became ablaze with energy and announcements.
The positions of Co-Chair have been filled, and I speak on behalf of myself and Emma Cross when I say we couldn’t be happier and more honoured to have been appointed. We’re both eager to get started and continue to work with such an amazing group. I’ve always said that Young Voices is revolutionary. We strive to influence changes which will make a real difference to children and young people with special educational needs in Lincolnshire and we want to spread the word to beyond the county. We’re excited to be collaborating with some amazing nationally recognised organisations and we’re determined to strengthen those connections.
Speaking of amazing organisations, yesterday we developed our work with the charity KIDS who offer a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families. KIDS have enlisted our collective knowledge to support them with a new project, which will enable everyone to have a voice through a new platform and create vital networks and friendships. I’m not sure how much we’re allowed to say right now, but we’re thrilled to be a part of it and watch it evolve.
Amidst the enthusiasm, we welcomed a new and valued committee member to the team We love it when new faces are seen around the table and love it even more when they want to stay because they like what we do.
My apologies for the whistlestop tour of yesterday’s fun and frolics, but I promise, exciting times are ahead.