Children enjoy special party

CHILDREN with disabilities, volunteers and fundraisers have been honoured by a Suffolk charity at its awards party.Out & About, which helps disabled children access leisure activities, was celebrating supporting 275 children in clubs, sports and specialist hobbies such as bell ringing in Suffolk and Norfolk.

CHILDREN with disabilities, volunteers and fundraisers have been honoured by a Suffolk charity at its awards party.

Out & About, which helps disabled children access leisure activities, was celebrating supporting 275 children in clubs, sports and specialist hobbies such as bell ringing in Suffolk and Norfolk.

During its second annual awards party at Jan's Madhouse in Ipswich children who had achieved their goals were rewarded as well as volunteers and fundraisers dedicated to the cause.

Steve Allman, the charity's chief executive, said: “The children receiving awards today have done really well, but it's important to note that these are activities that they might have otherwise been excluded from.


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“These achievements are examples of the small steps towards inclusion our young people take every day.

“We're constantly aware of the thousands of disabled children out there who are experiencing loneliness and isolation and could really benefit from our help.”

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For more information about the awards and Out & About visit www.oaa.co.uk.

Is your child celebrating a special achievement? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

The winners

Freddy Harris - for achieving his highest score at archery

Christopher Tarrant - for working really hard to join in games at cubs

Donnell Brown - for keeping to his Beaver Scout promise

Sadie Palizdar - for promoting Out & About to local schools

Holly Goodwyn - for getting stuck in to her after-school club

Amineh Palizdar - for doing the most volunteering over the last year

Sam Macro - volunteer long service award

Hannah Driver - volunteer long service award

Andy Lowe - for raising £1,000 by running the London Marathon

Friendly Charity Darts League - for sustained fundraising for Out & About over 21 years

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