Tennis lessons for young people with special needs that were set to end at Christmas due to lack of funding have been saved thanks to generous cash donations.
The valued sessions, run by Spring into Action, are now safe for at least another six months after the grant funding of around £2,600 from the Dan Maskill Tennis Trust and sponsorship from H-Squared Ltd and the the Pro Shire Oak Charitable Trust.
Rachael McHugh, Director said: “We are grateful that we have received some funds to enable us to continue providing tennis coaching to the young people who see it as an important part of their social calendars.”
A group of young people have been regularly enjoying tennis coaching at the Ribble Valley Tennis Centre, Clitheroe, for over a year. Initially set up by Spring into Action, with funding from Lancashire Sport and Lancashire County Council, the sessions were highly discounted at £2 per week. Ribble Valley Crossroads Care, court sponsorship from two regular players from the tennis centre and donations through crowd funding has enabled the sessions to continue running at a relatively low cost to players.
Spring Into Action launched a campaign in November to find sponsors to keep the sessions going.
Anyone interested in joining the tennis group, or are a local business that wants to provide further sponsorship, please get in touch with Rachael today on 07525425566 or email Rachael@spring-projects.co.uk.