Project in cash boost

Five-fig­ure grant

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

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.­peal/

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