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Funding boost for dedicated Crewe woman
9:25am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A CREWE volunteer cc-ordinator can develop her important role working with disabled young people thanks to a funding boost.
Abi Jones has worked for Friends for Leisure for two years.
The Congleton-based organization lets children from across South Cheshire get involved in social, cultural and learning opportunities, while offering valuable support for their families.
Funding for her post was due to run out in September until Cheshire Community Foundation stepped in with a £7,500 grant towards the cost of her role.
Abi said: “I’ve been volunteering for a number of different organisations for more than eight years and am passionate about volunteering and the benefits that come with it.
“I love working with a team of hard working and dedicated group of volunteers and an amazing group of young people who I see growing from strength to strength.
“I found a real passion for working with young people in my local community when I studied a degree in criminology in Sheffield for three years.
“My family has been a short-break foster family for disabled children since I was two and this has provided me with valuable insight and experience.”
Friends for Leisure is the latest organisation to be awarded a grant by Cheshire Community Foundation, a charity set up almost 18 months ago to support community projects. So far more than £370,000 has been distributed through funds raised by the generosity of donors.
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