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Peterborough Down’s syndrome group outperforms others as it wins £5,000 to fund dance class

Posted in: Foundation Last updated: 01 Dec 2016

Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group (PADSG) was awarded the funding by financial mutual, OneFamily, through its Foundation Community Awards. The yearly awards provide game-changing opportunities for community organisations, groups and projects across the UK.

PADSG will run classes in Peterborough and Stamford for people of all ages with Down’s syndrome.

The group hopes that the dance classes will improve its members’ communication skills and physical fitness, as well as boosting their confidence.

PADSG was nominated for a Foundation Community Award by Maggie Scott, a OneFamily customer and trustee of the group. It was one of 41 organisations presented with an award in the latest round.

Maggie said:

“Winning this award will allow us to give our members amazing, confidence boosting dance and drama experiences. We’re so grateful to everyone who voted for us and would like to thank the OneFamily Foundation for giving us this fantastic opportunity.

“Our members are so talented, and we really want to showcase that. The new dedicated  classes will mean we can put on an end-of-year show to let parents and the whole community see how great they are!”

Karl Elliott, marketing director at OneFamily, said:

“PADSG is a fantastic organisation that helps people with Down’s syndrome get active, socialise and improve their confidence. We’re very pleased to be able to support them in setting up this new  class.

“Our Community Awards go right to the heart of what being part of a mutual society is all about, directly benefitting our customers and the causes closest to their hearts.

“Our next round of Community Awards is set to launch in Autumn 2017 and we’d encourage our Peterborough-based customers to get involved and nominate a cause that’s important to them.”

Through its Foundation, OneFamily redistributes a proportion of its profits back to its customers, to help them to help their families, their communities and those they care about most.  In 2016, 100,000 people directly benefited from Foundation Community Awards.

Over a period of five years, OneFamily aspires to make £5 million available through its Foundation, helping to improve the lives of its customers, their families and communities.

For more information please visit: https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/