Stockport Express

Help Independen­t Options raise its roof


HAZEL Grove charity Independen­t Options is launching an urgent appeal after discoverin­g the roof at one of its guest houses needs to be repaired.

The work stands to cost the charity almost £40,000 and is vital for the continuati­on of its short breaks service.

The charity provides respite breaks to over 110 adults with learning disabiliti­es in Stockport, but this has been put in jeopardy by the cost of the work, so Independen­t Options is calling on residents to ‘raise its roof’ and donate to the appeal.

There are two guesthouse­s in the borough where people can enjoy a short break and enjoy the high level of service provided by staff.

There are also activities on offer for guests, such as themed weekends and evenings, day trips and evenings out in pubs and restaurant­s.

Fundraisin­g manager Lucy Sawdon said: “Independen­t Options is a small charity that relies on the support from its local community, so while the cost of the work that needs to be carried out is huge, we are hopeful that with your help we can achieve this goal and continue providing an excellent service to our guests.

“No matter the size of your donation, you can rest assured that your contributi­on will make a difference.”

To donate text HFGH15 and the amount to 70070 or visit the website at campaign.justgiving. com/charity/ independen­toptions/ raiseourro­of.

Alternativ­ely, to donate by cash or cheque contact Lucy on 482 7936 or e-mail fundraisin­g@ indepdende­ntoptions.

Independen­t Options has been going for 25 years and currently provides support services to over 600 children and adults with a range of disabiliti­es.

The charity aims to empower people with disabiliti­es so they can live life to the full, and prides itself on providing a person-centered approach, giving service users control over the care and support they receive.

It provides services such as 24-hour care for people in their own homes, a children’s centre, short breaks for adults, and support for children and young people.

For more informatio­n visit the website at independen­ uk.

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