Accrington Stanley Community Trust Awarded £30,000 by BBC Children in Need

Accrington Stanley Community Trust are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £30,000 over 3 years. This grant will fund new disability provision and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Hyndburn.

The new project will provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to improve their overall physical and mental health & wellbeing, by taking part in a range of new activities that help children learn about the benefits that sport and physical activity can bring.

Children and young people attending the project will have more opportunities to mix with their peers, to have fun and take part in a wide range of activities of their choosing which help them bond and make friends.

Martin Fearon, Chief Executive Officer at Accrington Stanley Community Trust said; “We could not reach out to as many disabled young people in Hyndburn without the support of BBC Children in Need. This grant will enable us to make a positive impact on the lives of so many young people, and give them the support they need.”

The project will launch with a new weekly disability sports session at Accrington Academy, starting on Tuesday 15th January 2018;

  • 5:30-6:30pm for 7-11 Year Olds
  • 6:30-7:30pm for 12-16 Year Olds

The sessions will run term time only and they are free of charge.

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal.  Whether its cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

For more information on this new project please contact Accrington Stanley Community Trust on 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk