Monday, 14 May 2012

Ingot Supports Local Charity

Suffolk Charity Receives Much Needed Boost From First Corporate Sponsor

Out & About, the charity that supports disabled children across East Anglia in being able to access everyday activities, have announced that Ingot Services are to be their first corporate sponsor.
The sponsorship will specifically benefit the ‘I am out there’ series of life skills programmes, which enable disabled young people to develop key skills to make the transition from childhood to adulthood with greater confidence.

Kate Higgs from Out & About explains what the sponsorship means to the Ipswich-based charity: “Through a combination of theory based activities and practical excursions in the local community our Life Skills programmes cover many things including how to use Public Transport, handling money and road safety.” “Learning the small things that many of us take for granted can give disabled young people greater self-esteem and thanks to Ingot’s backing we can now put a lot more young people through the programmes.”

Alan Maynard, Managing Director of Ingot Services explains why he was keen to get involved with the charity: “Out & About provides disabled children and young people the chance to access activities, whether a hobby, sport or through the ‘iam out there’ scheme developing day to day skills. I am a great believer in everyone having the opportunity to achieve in some way, whatever their circumstances, and all of us at Ingot are excited to be supporting young people in this way.”

Out & About was founded in 1984 and like all charities, has had to cope with great fluctuations in government backed funding, looking instead to alternative sources to help raise money for its projects.
Kate Higgs continues: “These are tough times and we really hope that more companies will be inspired by Ingot Services and get behind us and what we do– facilitating experiences, building confidence and providing skills that enhances lives and communities.”   

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