Project in cash boost
Community project REACH Lanarkshire Autism has been given a £ 2000 cash injection from the STV Children’s Appeal.
The charity works across North and South Lanarkshire to support children and young people affected by autism, and their siblings, by offering a range of activities including music therapy, swimming lessons, sports and teen groups.
The organisation also provides an extensive support network, enabling families to access a wealth of information and support from other parents.
This welcome cash boost will provide financial support for the local service.
Kim Jones, chair of REACH Lanarkshire Autism, said: “REACH is extremely grateful for the grant of £2000 from the STV Children’s Appeal.
“The grant will go a long way in helping us to provide new classes for families who may be struggling to attend our current activities due to their low income and the complex needs of their children.
“It will enable us to provide these classes at a muchreduced cost to families without jeopardising the level of support for the children.
“We also hope these sessions will provide some much- needed respite for parents and carers.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank STV Children’s Appeal for the donation.”
Since launching in 2011, the Appeal has raised over £ 16.3 million, supporting over 67,000 children.
To find out more information on this year’s campaign, visit http://www. stv.tv/appeal/