The Space Centre chosen as Charity of the Year for property group

Posted on - 17th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Donations recently collected for The Space Centre

A Preston-based property firm has chosen The Space Centre as its charity of the year.


Portergate Property Management, based in Friargate Court, will forge links with The Space Centre to provide fundraising and volunteers to the charity, based in Ashton.

The Space Centre is the largest multi-sensory environment for people with special needs in the UK. It was opened in 1993 and has grown over the years and was the Winner of the Technology Award in the 3rd Sector Care Awards 2015.  

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It has two large-soft padded rooms and one non-padded room for clients who require a quiet environment. There is also a Sensory Woodland Walk with a new garden.  

The Space Centre offers a flexible environment for families, carers, therapists and teachers with multiple benefits including freedom for clients to move safely. The facility allows for improving and building confidence and allowing the individuals to increase in learning potential.  

Andrea Baker, Fundraiser for The Space Centre, said: “We are delighted to be the Charity of the Year for Portergate Property Management. The Space Centre relies on the generosity of business and people to help us survive, we are all very much looking forward to this partnership.”  

Recently, Portergate Property Management helped with a successful bag-packing event in Preston and donated gifts for the charity to use for various fundraising activities.  

Representatives from Portergate and The Space Centre
Portergate Property Management

Karen Preece, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to announce The Space Centre as our Charity of the Year. The work they do is crucial to the community in Preston and will help so many lives.  

“We are in a position to be able to spread the message across our accommodation locations, helping to fundraise and host events wherever possible, and it is great that we are able to do that.” 

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What a fantastic partnership here in Preston. Let us know your thoughts on The Space Centre being chosen as their Charity of the Year in the comments.  

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