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Children in Need support brings a new future for young people

Posted onPosted on 14th Aug

Mansfield’s R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust, which supports disadvantaged children and young people, has been awarded £92,100 by BBC Children in Need.

The three-year grant of £92,100 means that Children in Need currently has more than £526,000 invested locally across six projects.

The trust will use the funding to support children and young people not in mainstream education or whose place is at risk.

Through a programme of support, which includes holiday clubs, counselling support and befriending programmes, the project aims to re-engage the children in education while developing their social skills and encouraging positive relationships.

Paul Maddox, fundraising manager at the trust, said: “This funding will enable us to run a new programme — R.E.A.L. Futures, named because it will give every young person we work with the chance of a real future.

“With this programme our young people will be supported as they work towards a qualification.

“We will complement this with a wrap of vital support services, ensuring that they are supported in all areas of their life, building their overall wellbeing for a positive and fulfilled future.”