Friday 30th March 2012
Young people with learning disabilities will learn music, art, and personal development skills thanks to a generous donation to a charity centre.
Young Potential was given 20 table tops for its Soundwave Arts Centre in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, which will help it to deliver services to young people and adults with learning disabilities.
The donation was made by The Ikano Group to Giving World Online, which matches people in need to businesses with a surplus of items through its partner charities.
Paul Seaman, Soundwave Arts Centre manager, said: "Giving World provided us with 20 table tops that we picked up and took to the centre and we were delighted to receive their support.
"The table tops are used in the refurbishment of a training room and it will let us deliver personal development and resilience training, music and art training to youngsters at risk of exclusion, adults and youngsters with learning disabilities and adults with mental health issues.''
Sarah Murphy, Ikano financial services communications director, said: "We don't like waste, so when we replaced some of the desks in our Nottingham offices, we donated the older ones to Giving World, knowing they would find a way to make them useful to someone else."
Andrew Punshon, from Giving World, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, said: "If any businesses in the area have any surplus stock they think we can use we urge them to contact us a soon as possible, there are so many people who need a helping hand.
"Not only do donations benefit the community surrounding a business, they also help reduce landfill figures which helps the environment."