Care char­ity given boost by stu­dents

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

A COM­PANY which sup­ports chil­dren and fam­i­lies with com­plex care and ed­u­ca­tional needs, has been given a boost by stu­dents and a busi­ness ex­pert.

EDGE In­clu­sion Part­ners, based in Macclesfield, was given busi­ness ad­vice by Kevin Cook of sup­port group Busi­ness Doc­tors, while Macclesfield Col­lege stu­dents drew up a re­vamped logo for the com­mu­nity in­ter­est com­pany and are cur­rently work­ing on a new web­site www.

The help was or­ches­trated by third­sec­tor sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tion Cheshire Connect, which matches up char­i­ties and busi­nesses.

Sarah Rawsthorn, direc­tor of EDGE In­clu­sion Con­sul­tancy, pro­vides an ex­pert, multi-pro­fes­sional ser­vice for all chil­dren, par­ents, car­ers and young peo­ple up to 25 years of age, said the sup­port had been “of im­mense value”.

She said: “The in­valu­able sup­port pro­vided by Cheshire Connect has al­ready made a real dif­fer­ence to EDGE In­clu­sion Ser­vices.

“The stu­dents at Macclesfield Col­lege have been tremen­dous to work with.

“The group de­signed a new logo which will now be on all of our lit­er­a­ture, and we’re now work­ing to­gether to de­sign graph­ics for our web­site, which also look fan­tas­tic.

“The work also forms part of their course­work, so it re­ally is a win-win sit­u­a­tion and has been of great value to us.

“Kevin mean­while re­ally helped me to re-fo­cus on the goals and as­pi­ra­tions that I have for EDGE In­clu­sion Part­ners and we hope to use that ex­per­tise to help more fam­i­lies and chil­dren across Cheshire.”

Donna Okell, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Cheshire Connect, said: “The way all three or­gan­i­sa­tions have worked to­gether on a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial project is a fan­tas­tic ex­am­ple of what Cheshire Connect is look­ing to achieve.

“We’re keen to do ev­ery­thing we can to help or­gan­i­sa­tions like EDGE In­clu­sion Part­ners ac­cess free help and sup­port from Cheshire’s best and bright­est busi­nesses.”

If you or your busi­ness are able to make a do­na­tion or can spare some of your time to help char­i­ties while de­vel­op­ing your own skills con­tact Cheshire Connect on 01244 688436 or email don­naokell@ cheshire­con­

●● Sarah Raw­sthorne (cen­tre) from EDGE In­clu­sion Part­ners with staff and stu­dents from Macclesfield Col­lege

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