A Newton Aycliffe charity is delighted to receive a significant donation from a local firm of solicitors.
The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) has received a generous donation from Hewitts Solicitors, following their fundraising efforts in aid of PCP’s charity project, Together 21.
Hewitts Solicitors partnered with Together 21 for a third year to raise £5,400 that will provide vital support to children with down syndrome and their families or care givers.
From Monday March 1 until World Down Syndrome Day, on Sunday March 21, Hewitts took part in challenges to fundraise and put their fitness skills to the test.
The team behind Together 21 will use the funds to offer a lifeline to many families in the North-East, by delivering activities that promote confidence, social skills and learning for children with Down syndrome.
PCP chief executive Carol Gaskarth said: “We are over the moon to receive such generous support from Hewitts Solicitors and would like to thank them for all their fundraising efforts.
“The children and families behind Together 21 will be thankful for such an amazing donation, that will no doubt support children with Down syndrome, their families and care givers with their learning and developmental needs.”
Together 21 offer weekly term-time intervention groups for children and young people with Down syndrome including support with communication and Makaton signing, development of numeracy, occupational therapy, speech and language skills, behaviour and social skills.
Through Covid-19 the charitable project has adapted to bring its service users support virtually, which has proven to be popular.