‘Memories of a Lifetime’

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Local Mid Sussex special needs charity, Kangaroos were proud to be the chosen charity for the evening at the recent, More Radio Community Awards event, held at The South of England Showground in Ardingly.

Their CEO, Peter Ackland talked about the benefits of Kangaroos, showcased a short video on the organisations work and launched its ‘Memory of a Lifetime Campaign’.

It was a wonderful evening celebrating special individuals, inspiring organisations and flourishing businesses and Kangaroos was delighted that one its young adult members, Siobhain Lee accepted the honour of presenting the final award of the evening, The Chris Copsey Gold Award.

2019 is a special year for Kangaroos, as they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, and their aim is to raise an additional £100,000 in order to provide some very special activities and once in a lifetime trips for its members who have a range of learning disabilities and complex needs, with the hope of creating some wonderful lasting memories for them to treasure forever.

The More Radio Awards evening was an opportunity to kick start their campaign and the charity was delighted that £700 in collections were raised on the night, topped up with an additional cheque for £500 presented by one of the event sponsors, Road Runners Gatwick, part of the Shuttl Me group.

In order to ensure their dream of making 2019 a very special year for all the young people they support in and around Mid Sussex and give them that “Memory of a Lifetime” that will remain with them for the rest of their lives, Kangaroos needs YOUR help.

They are seeking support from businesses, community groups and individuals to get behind this campaign and help make 2019 an extra special year for all the young people they support.

Please contact: fundraising@kangaroos.org.uk if you are able to get involved in any way.

Originally a Saturday Playscheme with 6 children, Kangaroos now provides year round clubs and trips out for over 200 young people. Kangaroos does not only cater for children, it has a wide ranging social programme for young adults, many of which joined Kangaroos from its early beginnings and remain today. Kangaroos has played an important part in their difficult transition period from childhood to adulthood.

To find out more about Kangaroos and what it offers visit www.kangaroos.org.uk

Samantha Norgate

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, Boltro Road

Haywards Heath