Disabled youngsters receive £1,000 for Disneyland holiday

Skegness Ability Group members after receiving a cheque for �1,000.
Skegness Ability Group members after receiving a cheque for �1,000.
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A DISNEYLAND adventure awaits a group of disabled youngsters following months of dedicated fund raising and several generous donations.

Skegness Ability Group will be heading off to the French resort on April 2 for three fun filled days with Mickey Mouse and his merry cohorts.

Group leader Sylvia Myers was delighted to receive a £1,000 cheque from the Mayor of Skegness Coun Steve Kirk, at the town council’s latest meeting on Wednesday, to assist with travel expenses.

Welcoming the kind offer, she said: “We’ve got 28 children ranging from 18 months to 23 years - they’ve worked very hard packing shopping, doing car boots and organising garden parties and have raised £6,000 since February last year.

“Children like these don’t have a chance very often to do things together but we’ve started a youth club and a 10 pin bowling club and we are hoping to have an opportunity to do some work at the Skegness Eco Centre so that they feel part of society.

“I started this group 18 years ago and Coun Mark Anderson was one of the first people to support us so it’s nice to see that the town council think about children and support us.”

Thanks to the group’s hard work and effort, Skegness Town Council’s £1,000 donation and an earlier £900 donation from Skegness Round Table, raised through carol singing outside Morrisons on Christmas Eve, the group are now all set for the exciting trip.

Coun Kirk wished them well and demanded to see some photographs of their time spent at the resort.

l Skegness Ability Group members after receiving a cheque for £1,000.