The CCHA Community Support Fund has given £500 to a charity called Maggie’s Club.

CCHA has a Community Support Fund to help local groups and projects.

The charity supports people with special educational needs and sight impairments. They work in partnership with UCAN productions (Unique Creative Arts Network), who want to get young people involved in theatre productions. They also promote equal opportunities in the arts for disabled people.

The charity was named after Dr Maggie Woodhouse, a researcher working in Cardiff University. Dr Woodhouse leads the way for eye healthcare for people with Downs Syndrome. She works with families to understand more about the development of children with the condition.

Christine Holdam is a CCHA and Lift participant. Her daughter has Downs Syndrome and regularly attends the workshops, so it is a very important cause for our staff.

UCAN Productions provide a performance and creative arts co-operative space for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends. The children can do arts and crafts, play games, use the music room and dance in the disco. There are also fun activities such as plate spinning!

Community Support Fund in action: Kevin and Sue try plate spinning

It was great to see the children so engaged in the activities, and it was great fun for the adults too.