A flourishing charity at the heart of the Fylde Coast community has been given a helping hand to further expand by Lytham Round Table.
‘One Fylde’ currently provides work experience and a host of activities for over 230 adults with learning disabilities throughout Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Social enterprises include a garden maintenance group and a cardboard and clothing recycling team which enable supported individuals to make meaningful contributions and gain life experiences.
Now thanks to a £500 donation from Lytham Round Table, ‘One Fylde’, which has 400 staff based in Blackpool and St Anne’s, is seeking to boost its creative offer, by purchasing a printer.
‘One Fylde’ Quality and Improvement Project lead Hannah Fletcher said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Lytham Round Table for their support. This generous donation which will enable us to grow our digital arts offer and create and print our own cards. We currently send all images off to be printed elsewhere which reduces our earning potential.’
Lytham Round Table chairman Sheraz Shahid said: ‘We were very impressed with the wide range of activities that One Fylde provides to provide people with learning disabilities the chance to develop real work skills under the guidance of a caring and well qualified staff. We are confident our donation will be well spent, helping to boost their creative art pursuits.’
Pictured below (left to right) Sheraz Shahid Lytham Round Table chairman, Hannah Fletcher ‘One Fylde’ Quality and Improvement Project Lead, Paul Yarrison volunteer, Brendan Hilton volunteer, Tracey Bush, ‘One Fylde’ Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Riches, ‘One Fylde’ Director of Operations Charlie Welsh, volunteer and Lytham Round Table president Steve Singleton.