Unique youth club starts in March

A charity is piloting a unique youth club for disabled youngsters and their siblings.

The Papworth Trust is working with Living Sport and 20/Twenty Productions to offer a host of fun activities for youngsters in March Town Hall until June 28.

The charity is able to run the pilot thanks to a £2,000 donation from the East Anglian Society of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The trust’s transitions business manager Linda Roberts said: “We have been told by young people that they don’t want to be separated from their disabled siblings when it comes to having fun.

“This unique club means that disabled children and their siblings have time together to just be kids. And their parents tell us that they appreciate having a short break from caring, just to be able to do the normal things in life such as go food shopping.

“Thank you to EASCA for their amazing generosity and raising the funds to allow us to set up this pilot. We’d love to secure some long-term funding so that we could offer this club on a regular basis.”

The Trust already runs a weekly Fun United youth club for disabled young people aged 11 and over in March.

To find out more about the pilot club contact 0800 952 5000 or go to www.papworthtrust.org.uk