March 10, 2011 3.58 pm This story is over 152 months old

Nightclub donates funds to charity

Donation: A popular nightclub in Lincoln donated money to buy a laptop for a local disabled youngsters charity.

A popular nightclub in Lincoln city centre has donated money to buy a laptop for a local disabled youngsters charity.

Pulse Ritzy and JJs on Silver Street donated £550 to the Lincolnshire branch of Action for Children and will present the cheque on March 18.

The club’s manager, Paul Oloo, nominated the charity’s Lincolnshire project, Disability Lincolnshire, to be awarded a grant from the Echo Trust.

The nightclub’s operator Luminar arranged the nominations as it aims to help children and young people charities across the UK.

Oloo said: “We are delighted to support Action for Children.

“Disability Lincolnshire is a fantastic project and we’re very proud to be able to buy a laptop that will benefit local children who need our support the most.”

Disability Lincolnshire will use the new laptop to help people up to 25-years-old communicate with other people and their surroundings more.

Service Manager at Disability Lincolnshire Leila Barron said: “Many of the children we work with have very complex needs and find it difficult to communicate.

“A laptop will open up a whole new world to them and will have a huge impact on their development.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Pulse Ritzy and JJs and the Echo Trust for their amazing support.

“It really will make a big difference to the lives of the children we support.”

Disability Lincolnshire offers a crèche service, fun playgroups and breaks for parents and carers of youngsters with various disabilities.

For older children Disability Lincolnshire runs consultation groups, where they help youngsters make key decisions on support offered to them.

Source: Action for Children