Charity faces anxious wait on funding call
A CHARITY is keeping its fingers crossed for good news as members await the outcome of future funding.
Parachute Drop-in centre was set up by Macclesfield Speaking Up Speaking Out (SUSO), a charity which is run with and for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.
But the three years the funding provided by the BIG Lottery has come to end and members are waiting to hear if their application for another five years of support is successful.
Karen Keen, project manager, said: “The BIG Lottery funding has been amazing.
“It has enabled us to offer a friendly, welcoming drop-in to over 75 adults with learning disabilities four days a week, as well as regular social events.
“So many more people in the town are aware of our project and the issues that people with learning disabilities face on a daily basis.”
The charity will continue for the foreseeable future as members have raised sufficient funds to keep the service open, including a grant from East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
For information about t he centre you can call 01625 424717, go to maccsuso.org.uk or just pop in to 25-27 Old Park Lane.
●» SUSO Parachute Project members keep their fingers crossed for good news