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Kidz charity receives Big Lottery funding

Children and staff from Unique Kidz and Co celebrating after receiving �75,000 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Children and staff from Unique Kidz and Co celebrating after receiving �75,000 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

A disabled children’s charity is celebrating after hearing that it has been awarded over £75,000 by Children in Need.

Unique Kidz and Co funding will start from April 2014 and last three years and will be used to pay for current and new staff.

Caroline Costello, development manager at Unique Kidz and Co said: “The award from Children in Need is a fantastic endorsement of the work we do with disabled children in the local area.

“The fact that this is the second time that Children in Need has supported us shows how highly our services are valued.”

“The funding will be used to pay for current play workers in the after school and holiday clubs offered by Unique Kidz and Co and will also be used for staff needed for a new weekly Saturday Youth Club which the charity plans to run from its new building when it opens in April next year.”

To celebrate their funding success on Children in Need day, the children at the after school club did activities based on a ‘Show us your Spots’ theme including decorating fairy cakes with spots, spotty face painting and dressing up as Pudsey Bear.

Last month, Unique Kidz and Co launched its ‘Kit it out for the Kidz’ campaign to raise funds to kit out its new purpose built centre of excellence now taking shape at Lancaster Leisure Park.

For more information visit www.uniquekidzandco.org.uk or call Unique Kidz and Co on 01524 874047.

 

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