MORE THAN £42,000 has been awarded to Solihull charity SoLO Life Opportunities to support its work with disadvantaged children and young people in the area.
The donation, made by BBC Children in Need, will be used to organise a weekly after school club for six to 12-year-olds with complex needs to participate in social, leisure and recreational activities during term times.
Activities include arts, sports and day trips – all of which are tailored to meet the complex needs of attending young people.
Project users will benefit from sessions that are varied, challenging and creative as well as a safe space with experienced staff and volunteers.
Janet Down, CEO, said: “We are so delighted to receive support from BBC Children in Need.
“This funding will give young people with additional needs, who may not have regular access to such opportunities, the chance to try new things in a safe and friendly environment.
“It’s going to have a huge impact on their self-esteem and sense of independence.”