Can you help scoop fund­ing for Hal­ton chil­dren’s char­ity?

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Your Views -

A CHIL­DREN’S char­ity based in Hal­ton which de­liv­ers op­por­tu­ni­ties to young­sters across the bor­ough is call­ing for res­i­dents’ sup­port in a bid to scoop up to £10,000 of fund­ing.

Hal­ton Play Coun­cil is re­ly­ing on votes to in­crease their chances of suc­cess in the Aviva Com­mu­nity Fund 2017.

The char­ity hopes the money will help sup­port its con­tin­ued de­liv­ery of hol­i­day playschemes across the bor­ough.

The play schemes re­cently ran over the sum­mer hol­i­days with al­most 4,000 at­ten­dances over the three weeks from chil­dren aged be­tween five and 12.

Only projects with the most votes will be­come fi­nal­ists, so ad­di­tional sup­port is vi­tal.

Hal­ton Play Coun­cil of­fers a wide range of ser­vices for both main­stream and ad­di­tional need chil­dren and young peo­ple.

Th­ese ser­vices cover ages from birth to 18.

Ser­vices are aimed at en­sur­ing all chil­dren have the op­por­tu­nity to play and so­cialise within safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ments.

Ad­di­tional need chil­dren have the sup­port of spe­cial­ist trained staff to sup­port them within the set­tings.

Play schemes sup­port fam­i­lies dur­ing the school hol­i­days by of­fer­ing fun ac­tiv­i­ties, which are ac­ces­si­ble to all, en­abling the chil­dren to have in­de­pen­dent play safely.

This re­duces the stress for par­ents ● and car­ers by hav­ing some­where for the chil­dren to go on a daily ba­sis.

The play schemes also help to re­duce anti-so­cial be­hav­iour as chil­dren have some­where to play.

Hal­ton Play Coun­cil man­ager Joyce Reilly said: “We are aware from the feed­back we re­ceive from par­ents that our playschemes are highly val­ued within the com­mu­nity. As ev­ery­one is aware fund­ing is get­ting in­creas­ing dif­fi­cult to find and this com­mu­nity fund would be a huge sup­port to the con­tin­ued pro­vi­sion of this val­ued ser­vice.

“I would like to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to take the five min­utes to reg­is­ter their votes for us, in the knowl­edge that this money would sup­port fam­i­lies in both Widnes and Run­corn.”

Hal­ton Play Coun­cil is hop­ing to bag fund­ing

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