SPACE, a charity that supports neurodiverse children and their families in Bishop’s Stortford and the rest of Hertfordshire, has received a grant of £ 10,000.
The money came from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the UK’s largest independent soft drink bottler, as part of its Support My Cause initiative after one of its employees gained support from SPACE.
It will help the association fund tailor-made therapy sessions for young people, while helping to fund staff costs and the use of therapy rooms.
It will also go to SPACE’s flagship Christmas ice skating event at the Van Hage Garden Center in Great Amwell this winter, which has been enjoyed by more than 500 families each year since its launch four years ago.
Clare Brillus, head of operations and finance at SPACE, said: “Due to Covid-19, many young people are struggling with the lockdown, and now there is also the transition from going back to school after so many months of learning at home, which was difficult for many.
“It’s important for us to have the right resource in place to be able to support our young people more than ever before, and this funding means we can work with even more families in the area and make a real difference.
“We are incredibly grateful to have been chosen to receive such a generous donation from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and it is great that one of our own beneficiaries has gone out of his way to share his story with his colleagues, who have really behind our cause. “