Guardian and Observer 2012 Christmas Charity Appeal

by Dawn Tedcastle - Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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Under this year’s theme of ‘Transforming Disabled Peoples’ Lives’ Greenbank has been selected as one of eight charities to benefit from the Guardian and Observer’s Christmas Charity Appeal.

Greenbank Chief Executive Gerry Kinsella said

¬Å“we are absolutely delighted to have our work recognised in this way. To be given a national platform to publicise our work is fantastic and will mean that we are able to do so much more for disabled people in our area.

It is so important for disabled people to be given the opportunity to participate at all levels of society; whether it is in sport, education or employment and by supporting this appeal people can make a real difference.

Greenbank celebrates 30 years of providing services for disabled people in February 2013 and this is a tremendous birthday gift!¬Â

It is Greenbank’s work to offer sporting opportunity for disabled people at Greenbank Sports Academy which is a particular focus of the Christmas Appeal.

Greenbank also offers education and employment opportunity for disabled people at the Sports Academy and Greenbank College.

The other charities benefitting from the appeal are Oily Cart, Sense International, Disability Law Service, Ambitious about Autism, The Ace Centre, Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People and Basic Needs.

Read the article about Greenbank which appeared in The Guardian on 19 December 2012.