News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Play Day Fun For Local Children
Marches Family Network has recently provided a number of new and exciting activity ‘Play Days’ for local disabled children, thanks to funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
Established back in 1982, Marches Family Network is an independent charity which provides help and support to over 170 families. Its ‘Play Day’ events are a popular and essential opportunity for local disabled children and their siblings to play, make new friends, learn new skills, socialise and have a go at new sports and activities, in a friendly and welcoming environment.
The charity applied for, and received, a grant of £892 from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust. This enabled it to arrange a series of new sessions including trampolining, quick cricket, horse riding, zumba and sailing.
Vicky Nicolson-James, Marketing Co-ordinator at Marches Family Network commented: “The Play Days are a really great way for the children and young people to stay fit whilst learning new skills, overcoming challenges and building strong friendships. In addition to organising these opportunities we also offer a wide range of support services to parents including advice, advocacy, help with form filling and signposting.”
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust said: “It is essential that all children are given opportunities to keep fit and we were particularly impressed with the wide diversity of sports and activities that the Marches Family Network offers. These will hopefully help to encourage health and fitness in a way that is always fresh and enjoyable for the young people.”