Guernsey Gateway Club LBG (formerly La Corbinerie Gateway Club) was founded in 1969 by parents of Adults with a Learning Disability in Guernsey.
Fundraising for a meeting place was achieved through Variety Club in which an active participant was Sir Billy Butlin and parents also ran every sort of funding activity.
The building at La Corbinerie was constructed and meetings commenced in 1969. The charity (AGC No. 076) affiliated to and was governed by Royal Mencap (UK).
Recently the charity revised its governance becoming Guernsey Gateway Club LBG and it is a Royal Mencap Gateway (Leisure Club).
Location: The clubhouse is found beside the Health and Well-Being Centre, Hospital Site, (turn at laundry for A&E, turn left at Totem by Day Patients, approach Hanois/Fougere Wards and restored Mignot House, and look right to a bungalow like structure!
Gateway’s purpose is to provide social and leisure activity for adults with a learning disability in Guernsey. There are about 45 members at any one time. Anyone with a learning disability, aged eighteen or older and living in Guernsey, may apply to attend. Formalities are minimal and the annual subscription is £10 per person.
Regular activities include Green Bowling, Petanque, Bar Meals, Bingo, Beetle, Karaoke, Craft Nights, Indoor Games, Movie night, Birthday Parties and we celebrate Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas too. Fresh ideas and offers to organise them are welcomed the more adventurous the better.
Volunteers Urgently Required
We need the right number of volunteers to provide safety for members. Volunteers would attend and be encouraged to organise meetings and may also escort members on our minibus. Gateway Club meets on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm except August and Christmas, and escort duty commences at 6.30pm and ends at approximately 9.45pm. A regular commitment of one evening a month is welcome, however club is so enjoyable that volunteers stand to gain most by weekly attendance.