Kisharon launches weekend appeal with £500k target

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Kisharon launches weekend appeal with £500k target

Community's leading learning disabilities charity is crowd funding to keep front-line services running in wake of social care cuts

Kisharon crowd fundraiser. Pic: TwoBoys
Kisharon crowd fundraiser. Pic: TwoBoys

One of the community’s leading learning disabilities charities is launching a crowdfunding campaign this weekend to raise £500,000 towards its annual £2.4 million budget.

A successful campaign will ensure Kisharon has the ability to fund its essential services for the children and adults they support with learning disabilities and autism.

The charity plays a critical role in the community – from nursery to school and independent living support as well as employment and vocational opportunities. It needs the community’s support to help overcome a continuing backdrop of chronic Government under-funding, exacerbated by rising costs and concerning levels of inflation.

Kisharon campaign.

The charity also wants to be able to offer additional places at Kisharon Education sites and to plan the design process for a new development on the Finchley Road in London, to provide one of the most ambitious supported living and lifelong learning schemes in the country.

Jessica Levy, Kisharon fundraising co-director said: “At Kisharon we empower the people we support and their families, to feel that nothing should seem impossible to achieve. Years ago, living with a complex learning disability and contributing to society was unimaginable. The children and adults we support are at the forefront of everything we do and we want to ensure all our services can continue and go from strength to strength.”

Levy continues: “We cannot keep up with fast growing demands of the cost of living and are determined that our essential services for people we support can continue so people with complex learning disabilities can thrive. We hope the community will support us this weekend”.

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