Embrace gets helping hand from solicitors

Embrace presentation Eastbourne SUS-150416-102828001
Embrace presentation Eastbourne SUS-150416-102828001

Embrace, the Eastbourne group which helps children with special needs and disabled children, has received £1,000 from the Gaby Hardwicke Foundation.

The long-established solicitors firm donated the money, which has been used to buy a large commercial ball pit so children can play and relax in it during drop in and play sessions.

Rebecca Whippy, chairperson of Embrace East Sussex, who used to work for Gaby Hardwicke alongside the trustees, said she was delighted to receive the money.

“We are so grateful for this very generous donation as this is an activity that children with all abilities can enjoy together which is what Embrace is all about,” said Rebecca.

“Embrace is about creating a relaxing environment where children of all abilities can socialise together and learn how to develop closer friendships with each other with the support from the Embrace team.

“It’s heart-warming to see.”

Peter Taylor, from Gaby Hardwicke Foundation, said, “We are so pleased to have helped buy this ball pit for the children to use at Embrace, which is a wonderful service for young people and their families.”

Embrace’s runs a parent support group, Saturday Club, Embrace Something Special and regularly holds fundraising events. Its aims are to promote inclusion and improve like skills and opportunities for special needs and disabled children and their families.

Embrace thanked the trustees at its Saturday Club last weekend at Mencap in Pevensey Road.