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Yorkshire Coast Families is Brunswick’s Charity of the Year

Victoria Mitchell, Centre Manager

A newly formed Scarborough-based charity that aims to support families of children and young adults with additional needs has been chosen as the Brunswick Shopping Centre’s Charity of the Year for 2016.

In October last year, the Brunswick worked alongside the Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) to promote interest from local groups to be nominated as their Charity of the Year.

Interest was high from a wide-range of groups operating along the coast but it was felt that supporting this newly-formed charity fitted the Centre’s aims of helping local families.

Yorkshire Coast Families is led by parents of children with disabilities and special needs and aims to offer support and advice as well as activities for those that feel they need it.

Staff at the Centre will work alongside Yorkshire Coast Families to help raise awareness of the new charity and its work as well as looking at innovative ways it can raise vital funds.

Victoria Mitchell, centre manager of the Brunswick Shopping Centre, said:

“We are delighted to announce Yorkshire Coast Families as our chosen charity for 2016.

“Both the team at the Centre and CaVCA, who reviewed all the applications, felt that assisting this newly formed group would have the most beneficial impact.

“We look forward to working with them to raise awareness and funds so they can have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

Pete Walker, parent involvement officer, from Yorkshire Coast Families, added:

“We are thrilled to be chosen as the Brunswick Shopping Centre’s Charity of the Year. The Centre is such a well-known destination and major employer for the town and to have its support and backing will give our charity a huge boost.

“We are aiming to reach out to as many families that need support as we can to offer our experience and knowledge to guide them to ensure they can access as much professional support as possible. As well as offering a support network, were are also hoping to organise holiday outings and fun activities.”

One of the first events to help fundraising will take place on Saturday 30th January when Desapline Martial arts in conjunction with Max Jenkins of Body Sculpt Gym will hold a spinathon in the Centre.

The spinathon will be looking to jointly raise funds for Yorkshire Coast Families and to go towards providing safety equipment for a full time martial arts centre at Body Sculpt Gym which will be used by children and adults from the age of 4 years old.

Attracting over 120,000 people a week, the Shopping Centre is home to a mix of high street names such as Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Next and New Look as well as independent local retailers.

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