Thousands donated to Scarboro’ projects

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More than £12,000 has been awarded to two organisations in Scarborough by a national charity.

Scarborough YMCA and Saint Catherine’s Hospice have received the combined total of £12,286 from BBC Children in Need.

Scarborough YMCA has been awarded a grant of £9,996 to deliver basketball sessions and a weekly youth club to children and young people.

The funding will contribute to the costs of a qualified youth worker and sports coach to run the youth club sessions and basketball.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice received a grant of £2,290 to fund a residential activity weekend for children and young people who have 
recently experienced bereavement in their family.

The project enables young people to have fun and communicate with others who are experiencing similar situations.

Martyn Tinker, at Saint Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We work with children and young people who are at an extremely vulnerable point in their lives, so being awarded this funding from BBC Children in Need will enable us to continue to support them in their time of need.”

Elizabeth Myers, regional head of the North for Children in Need, said: “The impact of our grants is profound and projects such as these in Scarborough really demonstrate our Small Grants at work and show what a huge difference a relatively small amount of money can make to the lives of children and young people in communities all across the UK.”

BBC Children in Need now fund five projects in Scarborough with a total of £279,803 donated to the projects.