Aberdeen Action on Disability Limited receives over £24,000 in funding.
Throughout January, Health Lottery Scotland is raising money for local good causes across Scotland. So far, Health Lottery Scotland has raised more than £10 million for local good causes.
The Disability Matters project will enable Aberdeen Action on Disability to resource and strengthen some of the informal socialising that has begun amongst the adults using its services. The project will run two activity groups each week from its premises in Aberdeen; these will have themes decided by participants, such as a book club or a retro gaming group. The groups will be a great opportunity for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities to come together to share experiences and to make friends.
Andrea Winters from Aberdeen Action of Disability said: “This funding has allowed us to bring together disabled people for socialising and provide activities designed for them. The group have requested the activities and enjoy trying new things in a caring and safe environment.”
Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery Scotland, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery Scotland is supporting such an important local project.”
Local grass roots charities in Scotland will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 1 January until 31 January. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly mega raffle taking place on 1 February 2019, with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.
For more information, visit www.healthlottery.co.uk