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Surrey signs off £740,000 for disabled children’s groups

Mary Angell

Cabinet Member for Children and Families Mary Angell. Click image to download

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A charity that helps disabled children has been handed £500,000 by Surrey County Council to transform its Guildford play centre. Cabinet Member for Children and Families Mary Angell awarded Disability Challengers the cash as she signed off nearly £740,000 of funding for voluntary groups that provide activities for disabled young people and give their families and carers a short break.

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Mrs Angell said: “Our approach is all about everyone pulling together as one team, whether we’re a voluntary group, a council or a business, for the benefit of Surrey and this cash will make a big difference to young disabled people and their families. Short breaks offer a chance for parents or carers to recharge their batteries while the activities on offer are hugely beneficial to young people.”

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A panel made up of parents and disabled young people will help to allocate the rest of the money.

Applications have been received from a host of other groups, including Link Leisure, White Lodge Centre and Cherry Trees, for play equipment, minibuses to ferry children around and building improvements.

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