Published on 23/10/2017

intu Potteries welcomed representatives from three local charities and presented them with a £1,000 donation each. The presentation was held at the centre on Friday 20 October.

The charities awarded a donation were; Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Cross Rhythms and The Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society.

Douglas Macmillan will be using the donation to fund an admiral nurse providing specialist dementia expertise working with families, carers and patients.

Cross Rhythms community radio station trains 120 people each year as volunteers, work experience or as students. 19 students successfully finished the traineeship and 60% of these went on to find a job or an apprenticeship. The donation will be used to fund a production machine giving valuable experience and skills to many young people.

Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society will use the donation to continue the vital services raising awareness and funding the helpline which helps hundreds of people throughout the city. The team at SAAS also helped to develop the intu Potteries Autism pack now available at the customer services desk and online and the Autism hour held by the centre in October.

Paul Francis, intu Potteries General Manager, pictured said “The team at intu Potteries are always keen to lend a hand in the local community. Many of the team now are using their available volunteer hours helping in the community with gardening projects and event managements. We received many worthy applications and hope that our donations really make a difference to people in our area.”

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