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A Hackney children’s charity gets £10,000 boost during coronavirus pandemic

PUBLISHED: 14:21 02 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:21 02 October 2020

Blooming Blossoms Trust in Hackney supports children affected by learning diffiuclties and their families.

Blooming Blossoms Trust in Hackney supports children affected by learning diffiuclties and their families.

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A Hackney charity supporting children with learning difficulties has just been given £10,000.

Science-based technology company, 3M, donated the large sum to charity, Blooming Blossoms Trust, to help it continue its vital work supporting 130 children with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities in North London.

The Trust helps young people integrate into mainstream settings by building social networks and offering supplementary education and therapy.

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Blooming Blossoms’ learning officer, Chana Singer, is a former recipient of the charity’s services.

She said: “I struggled at school but had no diagnosis. I joined the Blooming Blossoms literacy programme to get help with my reading and the customised learning support really helped me and has had a real impact on my life.

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“Many children with learning disabilities don’t have friends and can become isolated.

“Our programme of tutoring and mentoring tackles both their learning and emotional needs and helps them build self-esteem and realise their full potential.”

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The grant will give the charity a boost during the Covid-19 pandemic as it has also been delivering daily meals to children as well as giving extra volunteer mentoring and tutoring.

Chana added: “At Blooming Blossoms miracles happen every day.

“One of our learners, who is now a youth leader, said: ‘Life used to be an endless nightmare and I had no passions and interests. The respect and compassion I received from Blooming Blossoms and the volunteer who really understood me turned this around.’”

For more information about Blooming Blossoms Trust visit www.bloomingblossomstrust.org.uk


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