Parents of Partially Sighted and Blind Youngsters (POPSY) will be given a grant of £5,000 by Jo Prosser, Chairman of The Lady Taverners Wales Region, on Friday 17 September at 1pm. Media are invited to attend the presentation at 1 Rectory Gardens, Machen, Caerphilly CF83 8SU.
POPSY is an expanding charity in South Wales that supports parents and carers of youngsters with complex special needs or disabilities. It provides a support network for families facing the daily challenges associated with coping with a severely-disabled child. POPSY organises various accessible trips for families, encouraging them to live life to the full and has now expanded this provision by purchasing a static caravan that is available to all POPSY families.
This £5,000 grant from The Lady Taverners will enable POPSY to purchase a beach wheelchair and other specialist equipment. The equipment will enable youngsters to enjoy new experiences and surroundings and allow families to visit the caravan in a stunning part of Pembrokeshire safe in the knowledge that their accessibility needs are catered for.
The Lady Taverners is part of The Lord’s Taverners, the official charity of recreational cricket and one of the UK’s leading youth sports and disability charities. The Lord’s Taverners is currently celebrating is Diamond Jubilee and will donate nearly £3 million this year to help give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.
Matthew Patten, Chief Executive of The Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lord’s Taverners believes that sport and recreation is essential for all young people, particularly those with special needs. This equipment will help these youngsters enjoy their time at POPSY even more. We are proud to support the staff, parents and youngsters of POPSY.”