(UK) Dorset: Charity to open 2 autism projects; cost over $111K (U.S.)

June 24, 2020, Bournemouth Daily Echo: Autism Wessex opens two new Portfield School schemes A DORSET charity that cares for and supports children and young adults with autism has announced the opening of two new community projects thanks to £90,000 [$111K U.S.] worth of donations. … The SMUGA project was created after the teachers at Portfield School identified the need for an area where the students could play sports in a fit-for-purpose environment. The space offers noise cancelling fences to minimise the risk of loud noises if balls or other equipment hit the sides and a track with two lanes for a student and their support worker to run alongside each other. … “The Wheels Workshop and the SMUGA are two more fantastic additions to Portfield’s offering, and we can’t express in words how much we value the support and generosity from those around us who make these things happen.” Both projects totalled in excess of £90,000, [$111K U.S] with donations provided by the local community groups as well as The Postcode Community Trust, Wessex CTC, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Sport England, The Peter Harrison Foundation and The Morrisons Foundation.

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