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Ribbleton project to receive over £28,000 in grants from BBC Children in Need

Posted on - 26th August, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News, Ribbleton
BBC Children in Need is currently funding 61 projects in Lancashire. Pic: BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need is currently funding 61 projects in Lancashire. Pic: BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded a new grant of £28,858 to a local project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Preston. 

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The funding will support the delivery of vital services to young people in the area.

Cancer Help Ltd in Ribbleton will receive the grant over three years to deliver group therapeutic support sessions to children and young people who have been bereaved by cancer.

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The support sessions will include a range of games and activities which will help children and young people to develop coping strategies, help them to manage and express their feelings and emotions and improve their resilience, mental health and wellbeing.

Jeanette Smalley, General Manager at Cancer Help Ltd said: “We are delighted to hear that we have been awarded this new funding which will help us make a difference to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our community.”

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Elizabeth Myers, Regional Head North & South of England at BBC Children in Need, said: “We are extremely pleased to have awarded this new funding to Cancer Help Ltd and we look forward to seeing the difference that they make to children and young people’s lives in the coming months and years.”

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Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said: “At a time when children and young people need our support more than ever, I am incredibly proud to be awarding funding which will go on to positively impact their lives. 

“These grants were only made possible thanks to our remarkable supporters, so a big thank you to everyone who supported us in 2019.”

Across Lancashire, BBC Children in Need is currently funding 61 projects to a value of more than £4.3 million.

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