Pudsey Gives Our Space a Boost (press release)

July 24, 2017

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MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017

Pudsey Gives Our Space a Boost

Trustees of Our Space (Staffs) Ltd are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded vital funding from Children in Need.

This exciting news will be announced at the charity’s Launch, which takes place at The Brook Centre on Monday 24th July at 4pm. The Launch will also coincide with the charity’s first Annual General Meeting which will take place at 6.30pm.

The grant of £116,556 will enable the charity, which provides social and recreational activities for children and young people with disabilities, to fund costs for a Service Manager and Playworkers for the next three years. This in turn will enable Our Space to expand its current provision, meaning more children with disabilities can access their services.

Faye Johnson, Our Space Trustee, said: “Receiving this grant from Children in Need is fantastic news for Our Space.

“The charity has only been running since February last year, so it’s brilliant that we have been given this funding so early on.”

Fellow Trustee, Adrian Ball, added: “We have only been able to run a limited service until now. Having the grant allows us to open up our services to more children and young people with disabilities.

“We are very grateful to Children in Need for giving us this funding, it makes the future exciting for Our Space.”

 

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 NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. Our Space (Staffs) Ltd is a charity set up in February 2016 to provide play, social and recreational opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults and their families.
  2. It is estimated that the yearly running costs of Our Space (Staffs) Ltd will be in the region of £100,000 per year.
  3. Our Space (Staffs) Ltd is independent (it receives no funding from any national charity) and has no association with any organisation bearing the same or a similar name.

 For quotes and comments on behalf of Our Space, contact in the first instance should be made via email at office@ourspacestaffs.org.uk.

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