Abby Martin and Izzy Bowler, both just 18, are going to skydive from 10,000 feet to raise money for Active Independence. “I wanted to something to help” said Abby “My Gran loves going to their quilting and knitting group and they helped my Aunt sort her benefits.” The jump will be on 14th September and they are working hard to raise money.
“We were very grateful when they told us about their kind and brave offer which will help Disabled people and their families get the help and advice they need” said Naveen Judah, Chair of Active Independence
Active Independence is a South Yorkshire charity that has helped hundreds of Disabled people and their families and carers since 2013. Barbara Booton, CEO, said “We are overwhelmed with calls for help from Disabled people struggling with so many challenges, such as applying for benefits, getting a Blue Badge, finding carers/PAs. We are completely dependent on finding funding for our services and groups”
The work of the charity can make a huge difference to people, whether it is getting the benefits they are entitled to or joining one the craft and activity groups.
“I am so happy I have been awarded PIP; it has taken away so much worry. Plus, you have helped me get my Blue Badge. Thank you for all the help – I would not have got it without your support.” Client
“I feel a lot happier since coming to the group, It gives me something to look forward to. I am out of the house and have a laugh” Maltby quilting group member.