Preston business creates new project to help fund The Space Centre

Posted on - 21st November, 2013 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Riversway
The Space Centre provides a safe place for children with disabilities to play and relax

The Space Centre provides a safe place for children with disabilities to play and relax

A Preston business has thrown its backing behind keeping The Space Centre open.


The centre, which provides respite support to parents whose children have learning disabilities, has been struggling for funding.

Remsol, based on Preston’s Docks, will donate a percentage of its recycling profits to the Space Centre over the next two years.

Any business to its new recycling service which happen within a PR postcode will see money put directly into helping the charity.

Remsol managing director Lee Petts said: “This is about raising much needed funds to sustain the Space Centre, and to help those families who are less fortunate than our own and who rely on the Space Centre for vital support.”

The firm has also created a promotional video for the scheme, and the Space Centre, featuring Richard McCann whose son Finaly has been using the centre for three years.

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He said: “Finlay is now four, he’s diagnosed with Downs Syndrome and also had a heart condition that was operated on in his first week. Fin has been using the Space Centre for the last three years, from when he was one when he’d just lie in the ball pit or he’d just watch the bubble tubes.

“Finlay loves coming to the Space Centre, so much so that we can’t drive past it without him getting excited by the prospect of visiting.

“I wouldn’t like to consider what we’d do if the Space Centre wasn’t here – it’s the only place that’s suitable for both him and his brother and sister to play together and also meet other children.”

Hilary Holden, fundraising coordinator at Space Centre, added: “To have a company like Remsol behind us is just incredible.

“Now we need to get more companies involved. We need companies, who perhaps maybe aren’t recycling – which they should be – to get in touch with Remsol, because the more companies that do it, the more people are recycling, the more money the Space Centre will get.”

The scheme has won the support of councillor Martyn Rawlinson, responsible for finance at the city council.


Any businesses who would like to contribute to the project should call 0845 123 2544 or visit

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