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Charity supporting disabled children and families receives nearly £200,000

PUBLISHED: 13:37 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37 18 May 2016

The Parents Consortium, in St David's Road, Hextable

The Parents Consortium, in St David's Road, Hextable

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The funding comes from the Big Lottery Fund

A charity to support disabled children and their families from Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley has received nearly £200,000 in funding.

The Parents Consortium, based in Hextable, provides a range of services including overnight stays for children with any form of physical, learning or sensory disability.

It also offers support for Kent families dealing with the challenges of raising a disabled child.

Now, with the latest grant of £195,251, the charity can provide free and inclusive school holiday days out for children form Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.

The activities will give parents and carers two or three full days respite from their care responsibilities.

Operations director at the Parents Consortium, Katrina Adams, said: “To be awarded a five years grant is so significant for this charity.

“We are always chasing income to fund our projects and now we have the time to develop the scheme and improve the access for disabled children throughout the local area.

“This will make a huge difference to children that need our help to integrate with other non-disabled children and will give them something to look forward to during the school holidays.

“Without our support, these children can’t take part in mainstream activities and would just simply stay at home and remain isolated.”

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