4us2 is celebrating an award of nearly £40,000 over two years from major national charity Comic Relief. The money will be used to provide training, support and fun events for families across Thanet, Canterbury and Swale. The Comic Relief team themselves will be visiting the charity’s drop-in at Margate on Thursday 19th January to interview parents and staff about the services the charity provides, with a view to including a piece in the next Comic Relief fundraising campaign this spring.
Victoria Elliott, charity manager and mum of a disabled teenager, said, ‘We’re thrilled about the award. Unfortunately, the local authority cut our funding last year and we have been fighting for survival. This support from Comic Relief means we can expand services and work on ensuring a stable future.’
Chair of Trustees Justine Gates, who is mum to two disabled youngsters, said, ‘Demand for our services will only grow as other providers disappear. This money gives us the chance to respond to the need that is out there and also to strengthen our charity.’
Justine added that 4us2 is currently recruiting more trustees to help with specific areas such as marketing and fundraising. ‘We have to raise our game,’ said Justine, ‘for the sake of all the families out there who need our help.’
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