A health and wellbeing charity has received a donation from a disability and mental health support group.
Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), based at Cobblers Hall in Newton Aycliffe, have received a generous £200 from the All Disabilities Matter group to support their Options service, dedicated to adults with learning and physical disabilities.
Both the PCP and the All Disabilities Matter group are based in Aycliffe and the funds will support Option’s adult day service members with fulfilling and engaging sessions.
Jackie McFadden, founder of the All Disabilities Matter group, said: “All Disabilities Matter is for anyone of any age or background who has any form of disabilities, mental health issues, or there for anyone who just wants or needs to chat, so nobody has to feel alone anymore, especially at night.
“The group was set up by myself and Anne West who used to be a carer for my daughter, we are both proud to help local organisations who do great work supporting people across Newton Aycliffe, and so we were delighted to raise £200 for Options.
“We know how keen the Options members are to use this money for engaging trips and activities once restrictions allow.”
Options supports over 70 adult members with independent living skills, knowledge, informed choice, equality, and control in their daily lives.
PCP chief executive Carol Gaskarth said: “Jackie and the team at All Disabilities Matter did a great job fundraising at the Family Funday whilst also raising awareness about disability.
“They’re really passionate about what they do and keen to work in collaboration, which fits well with PCP’s ethos.
“After a year in lockdown, some of the Options members have returned to the Centre and some continue to access online sessions.
“We can’t wait until the group can come back together and have an extra special treat thanks to the funds kindly donated.”
Options is PCP’s longest running service and has been supporting adults since 1998 when the Pioneering Care Centre (PCC) in Newton Aycliffe opened its doors.