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Asda Foundation grant helps Omagh-based group host family fun day

May 02, 2019
Asda Omagh Foundation grant

A group which provides accommodation, support and activities for people with learning disabilities will be able to host their fun day this summer thanks to an Asda Foundation grant of nearly £900.

Our Omagh store's community champion Colleen Heaney volunteers with Camphill Clanabogan, and she joined team members, service users and store manager Niall Keyes to present them with the cheque for the event, which will take place from 2-5pm on June 1.

Their fundraising and PR facilitator Steven Patterson said: "At Camphill Clanabogan we aim to create a truly enabling community where individuals can flourish. Our organisation provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities to access a range of services to develop skills which are crucial to enhancing their quality of life.

“As a direct result of the donation from the Asda Foundation, we can fund our community and family open day. It’s an amazing day that showcases the work we do, as well as being fun for everyone.

“From serving up delicious food to providing some great entertainment, the grant will allow us to make the day special for all of our current members, potential new ones, their families and the local community – everyone is so excited!

“We would like to say a special thank you to the Asda Foundation for its generous donation, as well as to Colleen for her ongoing support for our work."

Colleen said: "It was a real honour to present the donation to Camphill Clanabogan. It is a fantastic organisation, and I really enjoy working alongside the members and volunteers.

“The support they offer to the local community is invaluable – and I am delighted to be able to support their open day. It’s set to be a really enjoyable day for everyone whilst opening up the services to more people in the local area."