Preston’s Space Centre has launched a text appeal to raise the final funds to kit out its second multi sensory room.
PRESTON’S Space Centre has launched a text appeal to raise the final funds to kit out its second multi sensory room.
The centre in Pedders Lane, Ashton, faced an uncertain future when it emerged there was a funding black hole but thanks to public support and the centre merging with a charitable organisation called Creative Support it was saved.
Now bosses at the popular venue are putting out a final rallying cry to raise £97,000 to kit out Space 2.
The appeal was launched by Booths chairman Edwin Booth and Sir Tom Finney’s son Brian, who is a patron of the charity.
Hilary Holden fundraising coordinator said: “When we started the Space 2 project we needed £2m for new premises and state of the art equipment. “That target is now down to £97,000 after the SOS Appeal and Creative Support saving the centre from closure.
“Space 2 is desperately needed as Space 1 is booked up seven days a week and we are constantly turning away children with special needs, families, carers and adult with multiple learning disabilities.
“A text appeal has been set up to raise the remaining monies required and you the reader could help Space achieve the dream of providing these much needed facilities for our disabled community for many years to come. “
Edwin Booth said: “Every time I visit the Space Centre I am touched by the huge enthusiasm of everyone there. It has been a privilege to provide support and the Booths Bubble Tube – Booths Tube - looks amazing!”
Brian Finney added: “Space is a wonderful place and I urge you all to get behind this text appeal. To have Space in our city is amazing.”
To donate text SPACE02 £2/£5/£10 to 70070