Children in Need has endorsed the “brilliant” work that The Albion Foundation does in the local community, after visiting some of its disability sessions.
The national charity has donated almost £90,000 to the Foundation’s Disability Department to assist them in delivering the transformative work that they currently do in the local community over the course of the next three years.
The grant will fund three ongoing outcomes for the department - developing confidence, being physically active and building relationships with other people.
“It’s clear that this grant we’ve awarded supports a number of young people at different stages in their life,” said Children in Need’s Anna Ducie.
The charity’s Senior Regional Officer paid a visit to an autism camp at Hamilton School, a powerchair class, and visited Portway Lifestyle Centre to watch a session for children with pan-disabilities.
“It’s great to actually come out and learn and get to know the people that are delivering this work,” said Anna.
“It’s really important for us to get a grounding of what’s going on locally and how organisations deliver and offer the support that we award.
“What we’ve seen today – it’s been brilliant – lots of laughter, lots of friendships and excitement which is great.”
The relationship with Children in Need “makes a big difference as it allows us to expand what we do,” said Paul Glover, Head of Disability at The Albion Foundation.
“This has allowed us to grow so the pathways are there for people to come at whatever age they may be and then have a continuous attendance throughout their life,” he said.
To find out more about the Disability Department’s work, please email email@example.com.