HASSRA raises funds for Caritas Care's FX Project in Preston

Martin Layton, learning disabilities service manager at Caritas FX Project, with service users at HASSRA's offices in Preston
Martin Layton, learning disabilities service manager at Caritas FX Project, with service users at HASSRA's offices in Preston
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A care team has raised more that £2,000 to support young adults with disabilities in Preston.

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Staff from HASSRA (Health and Social Security Recreation Association), in Preston, have donated £2,544 to Caritas Care’s FX project.

In 2017, Caritas Care were chosen as HASSRA’s charity of the year and the team decided to continue to support the organisation’s work in supporting people with learning disabilities.

The fund-raising work was done solely by the HASSRA committee members and included pancake and cake bakes and sales of football cards to name a few.

At key times of year such as Christmas, summer and Easter the team put on events and had quizzes with raffles to help raise money.

Martin Layton, learning disabilities service manager, said: “We were thrilled to have been invited with our young people to receive this donation. It is absolutely fantastic and most rewarding to see how the work we do at FX has touched this team. We really value their support and their recognition of our work.”

“Donations such as these go towards helping us to provide exciting and life enhancing opportunities as well as making fond and special memories for our young people and their families.”

Martin Heneghan, another learning disabilities service manager overseeing the FX Project, said: “We are extremely grateful for this very generous donation as it gives us the chance to think outside of the daily routine, to go further afield and make a real difference. On behalf off all the staff at FX and the people who use the project, we wish to say thank you.”

If you have been inspired and are interested in taking part in a fund-raising event for Caritas Care, call 01772 732313.