Dorset Charity for Disabled Adults On the Brink!
8:07am 30th August 2013
A local group of teenagers are trying to raise vital funds for a charity that helps adults with disabilities in Dorset.
The Friendship Club has been running for five years, it was first formed in Weymouth, and arranges on all sorts of events and activities for disabled people in the area. It now faces closure due to a lack of funding.
However, teenagers on Weymouth College's National Citizen Service (NCS) programme chose to raise money for the group when they heard of their financial difficulties.
They've been putting on events over the Summer to raise money, and held a fete yesterday (29th August) at the College which raised around £300.
Peter Hawkins is part of the Steering Group for The Friendship Club and attended the fete yesterday. He is very worried that without more funding the charity could close, "The Friendship Club could finish, and we really don't want this, because we've made so much progress over the last five years and we've changed so many people's lives."
Peter continued to tell Wessex FM how hard the NCS group had worked to raise money and what it meant to him, "I would like to thank all the young people that chose us for our project, you've worked very very hard and we would love to stay in touch with you in the future, thank you."
To find out more about Weymouth College's NCS programme click here: http://www.weymouth.ac.uk/information/ncs/what-is-ncs.php
For more about The Friendship Club click here: http://peoplefirstdorset.org.uk/join-in/friendship-club/about-the-friendship-club/