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Park House receive funding from the Aspire Fund

By aspiration | 26 May 2021 | Category: Blog
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This month, our charity fund the Aspire Fund donated £500 to fund a new sensory room for Action for Children in Port Talbot.

The Aspiration Training Aspire Fund was set up in 2019 through multiple requests from team members to support local charities and community groups. Aspiration Training has a long history of supporting charities, but the Aspire Fund allowed team members to request smaller amounts of funding for local charities and causes close to their hearts. All collections by the business and the team go into the Aspire Fund and team members request a donation.

Earlier this month, Health & Social Care Vocational Coach, Patricia Davies, nominated ‘Action for Children’s Park House – which provides a short breaks residential service for children with disabilities and support to families of these children, to be considered for funding for their new sensory room.

Sarah Chilcott, Manager at Park House, which is located in Port Talbot, South Wales is going to use the £500 donation to help revitalise their sensory room. Park House provides short breaks and rest bites for children between the ages of 7 and 18 with complex learning and behavioural difficulties such as autism. The children are able to connect and mingle with other children and have sleepovers. The ‘central hub’ of Park House is the sensory room which helps children have optimal care with certain disabilities. Over time, the sensory room has needed repairs and updated equipment.

The Aspire Fund committee were touched by the funding application submitted by Patricia Davies for Park House. In particular as this is a cause which sits really close to her heart as  her Grandson, Jamie, regularly attends. The Aspire Fund are incredibly happy to donate money to give their sensory room the care and equipment it needs.

Sarah Chilcott said on behalf of Park House and it’s service users that they were ‘really, really grateful’ to be receiving this donation as Park House runs on the generosity of others to function. She went on to say that ‘the sensory room being redone is so important to us, we are so grateful for the support from the Aspire Fund towards achieving this goal’

The team at Aspiration Training will continue to raise fund for the Aspire Fund throughout the year, so that we can achieve our goal of supporting more local charities and worthwhile causes like Park House.

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