British bakery chain Greggs have recently shown their support to Oldham Athletic Community Trust as staff from their charitable foundation presented a cheque for the Take A Break project.
The Take A Break project is a weekly youth club aimed at children and families on the autistic spectrum aged between eight and 16.
As of January 2016, the project is completely free of charge, thanks to the support from external organisations such as Greggs Foundation. The project runs from Oldham Futsal Arena (formerly Grange Sports Hall) every Monday, 6-8pm.
The support from Greggs Foundation will help enable the project to continue to grow and has meant that the project is now completely free of charge to attend.
Martin Vose, OACT Community Manager, added: “We are so grateful that Greggs Foundation have helped us with the project.
“We are a now a year into the project and with the support of organisations such as Greggs we are able to plan long term and really drive the project on.
“The project is all about the young people and their families and we are delighted to have Greggs Foundation as a partner for the project.”
The Greggs Foundation is a registered charity based in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne and is closely associated with Greggs plc.
The Greggs Foundation is a grant making trust, distributing over £1.3 million per year to charitable organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
The Regional Grants programme supports charitable causes identified by Greggs’ staff and customers throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Greggs’ people in the regions have expert local knowledge and are encouraged to get involved to ensure that grassroots and local organisations such as Oldham Athletic Community Trust are supported to help people in need in Greggs’ local areas.