Wind­fall for Conwy Mon­keys

North Wales Weekly News - - POLITICS/ OPINIONS -

A CLIMB­ING club for dis­abled and autis­tic young peo­ple has won a £7,570 from BBC char­ity Chil­dren In Need.

Conwy Mon­keys Climb­ing Club in Llan­dudno Junction are the ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

The money is part of £58,613 given out in small grants across Wales but the char­ity is urg­ing more or­gan­i­sa­tions to come for­ward and claim a share.

Mon­keys’ chair Ju­dith Hol­li­man said: “This new grant means we can con­tinue our weekly climb­ing club, which will be great news for par­ents and chil­dren alike.

“This will be the sec­ond year we’ve ben­e­fited from a BBC Chil­dren in Need grant, so we’d like to say a big thank you to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the char­ity and made this pos­si­ble.”

The club meets at Llan­dudno Junction Leisure Cen­tre each Thurs­day with the aim on im­prov­ing phys­i­cal health and mak­ing new friends.

BBC Chil­dren In Need has more than £8.4m in­vested in Welsh projects but have more to give.

Jemma Wray, Wales’ Head of BBC Chil­dren in Need said: “Our Small Grants are all about sup­port­ing projects where a rel­a­tively small amount of money can make a big dif­fer­ence.

“We want to give even more of these awards in our next round, and are keen to hear from projects that could ben­e­fit from grants of up to £10,000.”

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