Centre bids for help in getting Space for a bus

Support: Space Centre fundraising co-ordinator Hilary Holden
Support: Space Centre fundraising co-ordinator Hilary Holden
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A centre which provides respite care for the disabled is hoping to get some practical help.

The SPACE Centre is the latest group to apply for the Evening Post’s competition to win £5,000 worth of repairs from HomeServe.

The centre, on Pedders Lane, Ashton, provides special care and respite for adults and children with all types of disability.

But a shortfall in funding has suspended their expansion plans and threatened the centre’s future altogether.

HomeServe provides cover packages for a range of home emergencies and is offering £5,000 worth of work for repairs including leaky roofs and problem pipes.

The centre say they could make good use of the help by knocking down some out buildings to create space for a mini bus.

Fundraising co-ordinator Hilary Holden said: “There are two out houses which require knocking down to make way for a much-needed space for a mini bus to bring our service users to the centre.

“We are so short of space and to have a further space for a mini bus would be a great help and support to those who are more disabled than others.

“Here at the centre we cater for people from birth to 90, no matter what their disability is.

“Also, at weekends, we have family sessions. This is very helpful as all the family can come together and meet other families in the same situation as themselves.

“It would be so good to be granted the support from HomeServe as we are a small staff and keep our administration exceedingly low to make sure all money donated is spent on those coming to the centre.”

To find out more about the campaign to save the Space Centre, and various fundraising events, visit www.saveourspacecentre.or.uk.

The closing date for HomeServe applications is today. The deadline was extended to cope with demand.

Applications can still be sent via email by sending your name and contact details, along with the name of the organisation you wish to nominate and the reason why they should win help from the home emergency repairs company Homeserve, to competitions@lep.co.uk.