REACH out­for big­cash boost

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Staff re­porter

A project that helps sup­port chil­dren with autism in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has been handed a cash boost.

REACH La­nark­shire Autism has re­ceived £2,000 from the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal.

The group sup­ports chil­dren and young peo­ple af­fected by autism, and their sib­lings, by of­fer­ing a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing mu­sic ther­apy, swim­ming lessons, sports and teen groups.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion also pro­vides an ex­ten­sive sup­port net­work, en­abling fam­i­lies to ac­cess a wealth of in­for­ma­tion and sup­port from other par­ents.

Kim Jones, chair of REACH La­nark­shire Autism, said: “REACH is ex­tremely grate­ful for the grant of £2,000 from the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal.

“The grant will go a long way in help­ing us to pro­vide new classes for fam­i­lies who may be strug­gling to at­tend our cur­rent ac­tiv­i­ties due to low in­come and the com­plex needs of their chil­dren.

“It will en­able us to pro­vide these classes at a muchre­duced cost to fam­i­lies with­out jeop­ar­dis­ing the level of sup­port for the chil­dren.”

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