High Five for Charity that Supports Families with Disabled Children
A small local charity has received a £300 funding boost from Redrow that has enabled them to create Summer holiday activity boxes for children to enjoy across Lancashire.
High Five supports families that have a child with a disability and provides activities that the whole family can join in with.
Trustee, Nannette Holliday, says High Five usually meet up locally so families have the opportunity to get to know each other and receive support: “Being with other families in a similar situation helps families cope with what can be stressful times, especially over school holidays when people can feel isolated.
“High Five usually arrange lots of different types of activities to help bring families together benefiting the whole family including parents, siblings and the child with disabilities. During the pandemic we have had to work a little differently, but we are having lots of Zoom sessions and using our private Facebook group to keep in touch.
“We hope these activity boxes will provide some entertainment to the children, many of whom are shielding or having little outside contact due to the virus.”
The charity covers the whole of Lancashire and currently helps a number of families who live in Leyland. The boxes are being sent to 24 families and they will include some yummy treats, craft activities and sensory items.
Sian Pitt, sales director at our Lancashire division said: “Redrow support communities close to where they build through community funds such as the one that has supported High Five. This charity offers crucial support to families and allows them to create happy memories with the whole family. A cause definitely worth helping.”
In total, twelve groups and good causes from across Leyland have shared £5000 from our community fund.