York nightclub Kuda has given a local children’s charity a lift in more ways than one thanks to a £5,000 donation.
SNAPPY (Special Needs Activities and Play Provision for York) will use the money for a changing table and hoist. It will replace outdated equipment and provide a quicker and more private changing service for children and young people with disabilities.
Dave Harrison, manager of Kuda in Clifford Street, said: “The donation came from our company’s Echo Trust charity and is a way of giving back to our local community. We hold regular collections at the club and can nominate good causes to benefit. We chose SNAPPY because of its valued work.”
SNAPPY has more than 200 children on its books. It provides social and recreational opportunities for them in a safe and secure environment where they can meet friends and learn key life skills.
Anne Stamp, service manager, said: “We do not receive a lot of funding and depend on donations and grants to keep us going. We’re very grateful for Kuda’s support. We celebrated our 30th birthday in June so it is a lovely birthday present. The changing table and hoist may not sound important and yet it will change our lives and the children’s lives.”
Kuda is part of The Deltic Group which operates 58 bars and clubs across the UK, employing more than 2,000 people. Deltic set up the Echo Trust to grant awards to local children’s charities. Since it was established in 2002 the Echo Trust has raised more than £2.5 million. Money is distributed to causes that are important to its customers.