Northsound Cash for Kids awards grant to autism charity in Aberdeen

Grampian Autistic Society sensory bus project

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NORTHSOUND Cash for Kids has awarded £10,000 to local charity Grampian Autistic Society to fund their unique Sensory Bus Project which is looking to ‘go live’ throughout the North East in the Spring next year. 

Billy Alexander, CEO of Grampian Autistic Society explained about the project, “We are taking a standard commercial double decker bus, courtesy of Stagecoach Bluebird, and having it converted into a sensory wonderland with a playroom on the lower deck and an age-appropriate sensory lounge for teenagers on the upper deck.

“Providing children and young people throughout Grampian the opportunity to access, enjoy and gain real benefit from a multi-sensory facility is the reason behind this ambitious project. This type of facility is not available without significant travelling into Aberdeen which is simply not possible for many.”

“We are delighted to award this grant to Grampian Autistic Society and thrilled to support this project which will really make a difference to many children in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who will have access to a wonderful facility”, commented Michelle Ferguson, Charity Manager, Northsound Cash for Kids.

Margaret Hodder, Chair of Grampian Autistic Society enthused, “Thanks to this brilliant grant from Northsound Cash for Kids we are now well over half-way towards having enough funds to complete the bus conversion.  We just can’t thank everyone enough for donating to this fantastic fund.

“We would encourage anyone who is interested in this project to please get in touch to see how they can help.  We also now have a package of corporate sponsorship opportunities and again, would ask any employers who can give a little to please contact us on 01224 277900 or email admin@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk.”

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