Char­ity faces anx­ious wait on fund­ing call

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

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 macc­ or just pop in to 25-27 Old Park Lane.

●» SUSO Parachute Project mem­bers keep their fin­gers crossed for good news

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