BIBAs Foundation

A new club run by young people in Lancashire has been officially opened supported by funding from the BIBAs Foundation.

Spring into Phab is a voluntary group set up with the support of Spring into Action, an East Lancashire based community interest company that provides quality inclusive developmental activities for people with learning disabilities.

The organisation applied for funding from the BIBAs Foundation, a charity set up by the Be Inspired Business Awards to boost enterprise among young people in Lancashire, to train a group of young people with learning disabilities to set up and run their own enterprise.

Six young people that have been working with Spring into Action since late last year have now set up Spring into Phab and are currently offering inclusive dance sessions at St James’ Church, Clitheroe.

Councillor Joyce Holgate, the Mayor of Ribble Valley, was invited to officially open the club and enjoyed a dance session run by charity DanceSyndrome.

Director of Spring into Action, Rachael McHugh, said: “The group have worked really hard to set up the club and we have secured funding to enable activities to take place until at least next March.

“We are now looking for local young people to come along and get involved.”

The sessions are open to people aged eight to 30 and cost £4.

They take place Saturday mornings from 10-30 to 11-45 am at St James’ Church, St James’ Street, Clitheroe.

For more information, call Rachael McHugh on 01254 457026 or email

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