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Allsorts is named as Stroud District Council’s charity of the year

Published: Friday, 26 April, 2019

Community-spirited Stroud District Council staff have nominated Allsorts as its new 'charity of the year.’

The Stroud-based charity will now be the focus of fundraising efforts for the next 12 months, alongside national events and charities such as Sport Relief and Children in Need.

In line with the new financial year at the beginning of April all council employees were invited to nominate a local charity, then vote for their favourite from a shortlist using supermarket style tokens, with Allsorts gaining the most votes.

Allsorts supports children with additional needs and their families throughout Gloucestershire. It runs activities including youth clubs, a toddlers group, holiday play schemes and an inclusive sports programme, provide sensory and music rooms for families and hire toys and equipment.

Georgia Boon, Allsorts Chief Executive said:

“We are so thrilled that the staff at Stroud District Council have voted for us. Over 320 families across Gloucestershire are members of Allsorts, with many of those living in the Stroud District. We provide thousands of hours of fun to disabled children and young people every year.

This partnership is extra special as 2019 marks our 10th anniversary year and will mean we can continue providing activities and support those who need it. We very much look forward to working with you all!”

Tara Skidmore, chair of Stroud District Council’s charity group said:

“It’s great to have a link to a local charity where we can see the money we raise help people in the district. We’re already thinking of how we can raise funds for Allsorts and get involved in the fantastic work they do.”

This is the second year that Stroud District Council has adopted a local charity. Last year council employees raised £3,460 for Sunflowers Suicide Support, after organising fundraising events including a staff rounders match, cake sales and quiz.

To find out more about Allsorts visit the website http://allsortsglos.org.uk/

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