A community hub has pledged more than £4,000 of free accommodation a year to a social enterprise in an effort to support their services.
Inchgarth Community Centre has committed to providing permanent free access to Future Choices to run its services, which will save the group around £4,500 annually.
The charity, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, aims to reduce social isolation for adults with disabilities by hosting recreational events alongside other adults who have additional needs.
Paul O’Connor, manager of the centre and chairman of Garthdee Community Council, said: “Our long-term commitment and support allows the charity to concentrate on what’s most important – helping their members who are some of the city’s most socially isolated people where Future Choices is their lifeline, social outlet and place of friendship.
“So, to support these two campaigns, this is our commitment to Future Choices.
“They will receive permanent long-term free access at £4,500 per year, and the sponsorship to give their members monthly entertainment with Inchgarth picking up the tab.”
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Chairman David Forbes, who founded the charity in 2008, said: “When I heard, I burst into tears and was speechless. It was so humbling to receive the news – especially for our milestone anniversary.”
Recently, the chairman has made an appeal for a new minibus to continue providing its services. The new coach aims to take users to events across the city to help adults with disabilities and additional needs fight off social isolation.
In addition, for its 10th anniversary on October 13, the charity will host a celebration at Palm Court Hotel from 6pm.
For tickets contact David on 07821 700 046.