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The Broadwalk Centre’s Community Fund, supported by The Times Series - who wins £500, you decide?
10:20am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
There are only 12 days left for you to decide who will be awarded The Broadwalk Centre’s first £500 donation as part of their Community Fund.
The Broadwalk Centre and The Times Series launched the Community Fund campaign in July, and have received an overwhelming response through initial nominations. Every other month they will be offering local charities, organisations and groups the chance of winning £500 to help them to enhance their service or cause.
To remind you, this month’s finalists are:
Resources for Autism
Resources for Autism is a local charity established in the Borough of Barnet by the then local MP and a group concerned about the lack of support and resources for those living with and caring for those living with autism.
Their main aim is to improve the lives of these children and adults who are diagnosed autism, wherever they are on the spectrum. They do this by providing play schemes, youth clubs and holiday clubs for children and young people aged 8 to 19; social and skills based groups for adults, art and music therapy for adults and children on an individual basis and in groups and an outreach service, supporting families at home.
Resources for Autism would like to be considered for £500 Community Fund to help support our services and activities. They constantly need to purchase specialised equipment for the various playgroups as well as for use during our one-to-one music and art therapy sessions.
Colindale Primary School
Colindale Primary School is a state-funded school in the Borough of Barnet that has an integrated unit for children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, global developmental delay, auditory difficulties, downs syndrome and autism.
They teach children with a wide range of difficulties and all staff work extremely hard to include children in mainstream school whilst mindful of their physical needs.
They regularly take the children to ‘Penniwells Riding School for the Disabled’ as the benefits of such an activity are so valuable in terms of raising self-esteem, a feeling of freedom and independence as well as the physical benefits of physiotherapy and exercise.
The cost of this is approximately £1500 for the year of which parents pay a contribution. The £500 grant from The Broadwalk Centre would therefore give more children the chance to attend.
Bo-Peep Nursery has been run by Tanya Sai for 25 years, serving many families with small children in Edgware.
Ran from the Scout & Guide Centre in Rectory lane they have an outdoor area that they would like to make improvements to as it is a very important part of children's learning to be able to access outdoor play. The £500 grant from The Broadwalk Centre would therefore be put towards revitalising this area for the children.
Voting is easy, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the project you want to win in the subject box, visit our website www.times-series.co.uk or vote via a poll on The Broadwalk Centre’s Facebook page. The closing date to register your vote is Sunday September 1.
The Broadwalk Centre and The Times Series will be giving away £500 through the Community Fund every other month so it’s not too late to send a nomination. You can write to The Broadwalk Centre, c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HP or email email@example.com
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