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Children’s activity group given financial support

22 November 2017
A group of children play with toys

An activities club offering young children the opportunity to interact with each other and learn new skills is benefiting from financial support.

Sanctuary Housing has provided funding to the Family Fun Session at the Megacentre Rayleigh so it can improve the service it offers.

The group caters for up to 25 children and young people aged two to 12, focusing on their additional needs, as well as providing support for their parents and siblings.

Regular activities include arts and crafts, sports and music, while children also have the chance to take part in workshops or enjoy a visit from an entertainer.

Money from the national housing provider will enable organisers to buy educational books, board games and sensory toys as well as much needed storage.

The Family Fun Session runs every Wednesday during term time from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Megacentre in Brook Road. For more information please call the centre on 01268 779100 or email families@megacentrerayleigh.co.uk.

Megacentre CEO Jamie Sawtell said: “The Family Fun Session provides an important and much-needed service for young people with additional needs in Rayleigh.

“It gives them an opportunity to spend quality time with each other to develop their social skills and the money from Sanctuary will only enhance this.”

Sanctuary’s resident involvement officer, Chris Silvey, added: “Groups such as this play a key role in the lives of children and young people and we are delighted to support them.”

Sanctuary is supporting the project through its Maureen’s Gift fund, which gives donations to charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations in need of financial help to deliver community activities. It was set up in 2011 in memory of local community champion Maureen Vince.

To apply or find out more about Maureen’s Gift, contact Sanctuary, quoting Maureen’s Gift, on either 0300 123 3511 or 0800 131 3348. Alternatively, email contactus@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.


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