We are absolutely delighted to become Adur Special Needs Project’s (ASNP) first business sponsor.
Our sponsorship of this fabulous little local charity in 2019 means funding 3 out of the 20 playschemes they hold during the year.
ASNP are a small local charity which receives no government funding and hence they have to apply for grants as well as undertaking their own fundraising activities in order to continue to support the families. The bulk of ASNP funding comes from a small share-out from Children in Need each year.
ASNP is a registered charity which provides much needed out-of-school respite care and play schemes for children aged five to 15 years with special/additional support needs, and/or physical disabilities from Sussex. Offering a Saturday play scheme held at Herons Dale Primary School in Shoreham on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month during school term times, ASNP supports local children in a wide range of challenging and fun activities, designed to grow their self-confidence, sense of self-esteem, and communication skills.
All services offered by ASNP are facilitated by a dedicated team made up of appropriately qualified staff and invaluable volunteers who have given up their free time to help with the young people who make use of the project.
Val Trevor, Chair of the Charity, “We are delight to have the support of Keith and his team. The sponsorship of three play schemes provided by Pembroke Financial Services will make such a difference.”
Keith Relf, Managing Director of Pembroke Financial Services, explains why he decided to get involved with ASNP; “In the same vein as our support for the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham, we wanted to give something back to the local community which supports us as a Business and as our ‘home’. We heard about Adur Special Needs Project in Summer 2018 and became the principal sponsor of the Shoreham Star Trail. The event was great fun and raised a lot of money for a small local charity, staffed in the main by fantastic and dedicated volunteers. I visited one of the Saturday play sessions recently and am awestruck by the hard work, patience and loving care of those who work for the charity and the levels of help and respite given to the parents and children. I promised then that we would do everything we can to help this charity to both continue and to improve even further. We are delighted to be the first corporate sponsor of ASNP and hope to be of help in spreading the word to attract more sponsors going forward.”
Independent Financial Advisers, Pembroke moved to Marlborough House in the High Street in Shoreham 4 years ago and have been active in local community affairs, sponsoring Ropetackle Arts Centre and a local charity for children with cerebral palsy and other motor conditions, dedicated to helping them to reach their full potential and by raising money for St Barnabas Hospice by walking 13.1 miles in their Night to Remember Midnight Walk in 2018.