Coca-Cola cash boosts SPACE, the charity for neurodiverse children and their families in Hertfordshire
SPACE, a charity that supports neurodiverse children and their families in Bishop's Stortford and the rest of Hertfordshire, has been boosted by a £10,000 grant.
The money came from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the UK's largest independent bottler of the soft drink, as part of its Support My Cause initiative after one of its workers got support from SPACE.
It will help the charity to finance bespoke therapeutic sessions for young people, while also helping to fund staffing costs and use of therapy rooms.
It will also go towards SPACE's flagship Christmas ice skating event at Van Hage Garden Centre in Great Amwell this winter, which has been enjoyed by more than 500 families annually since it launched four years ago.
Clare Brillus, operations and finance manager at SPACE, said: "Due to Covid-19, many young people have been struggling with lockdown, and now there is also the transition of going back to school after so many months of home learning, which has been difficult for many.
"It's important for us to have the right resource in place to be able to support our young people now more than ever, and this funding means we can work with even more families in the local area and make a real difference.
"We're incredibly grateful to have been chosen to receive such a generous donation from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and it's brilliant that one of our own beneficiaries has gone out of their way to share their story with their colleagues, who have really got behind our cause."