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Evoque nightclub helps The Space Centre

Posted on - 24th February, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News, Nightlife
Holly McGhee and Neil Yari from Evoque, Jane Robinson and Jacky Hohol from The Space Centre and Leigh Sweetman, manager of Evoque
Holly McGhee and Neil Yari from Evoque, Jane Robinson and Jacky Hohol from The Space Centre and Leigh Sweetman, manager of Evoque

Preston’s largest nightclub and late-night bar has presented a massive £5000 cheque to The Space Centre.

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The money was donated by Evoque nightclub to help provide the centre with a brand new sound and light floor, that will be used by children and adults with disabilities.

The Space Centre is a sensory environment where people with physical, learning and emotional difficulties can go to and learn skills and experiences in a place that is suitable for their needs.

The grant was presented by Leigh Sweetman, from Evoque, enabling the centre to reach the £11,000 target for the new floor.

The floor is an interactive sound and light floor with ten bespoke safety floor cushions.

Leigh said: “The donation is from our company’s Echo Trust charity to give something back to our local community.

“We hold regular collections at the club and our customer are always generous.

“We nominated The Space Centre to benefit because it is an amazing charity which changes lives.

“I was so impressed when I paid a visit to see for myself the work it does to help young people and their families.”

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Being able to make light and sounds happen by a small movement is very powerful and motivating to the centre’s users, including people who are more mobile along with people who cannot move much.

Jack Hohol, Community Fundraiser at The Space Centre, said: “We get no government support and have to raise funds to repair, replace, and update our equipment.

“We’re very grateful for this generous donation from Evoque and the Echo Trust which will make a real difference.”

“It is a brilliant piece of equipment that will help many people and last for many years.”

Read more: Inside The Space Centre’s second sensory room

Evoque is part of The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs, which set up the Echo Trust in 2002, and has since then raised more than £2.5 million to grant awards to local children’s charities.

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