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Fegans is celebrating being awarded a grant of £97,500 by BBC Children in Need.

We have a new Fegans’ Ambassador – Sally Phillips

Fegans is delighted that Sally Phillips has become a Fegans’ Ambassador.

Award winning writer and actor Sally Phillips is known for her roles in I’m Alan Partridge, Smack the Pony, Green Wing and Miranda.

Speaking at the recent Fegans’ event at the RAC on Pall Mall, Sally highlighted the acute mental health needs of children and young people today:

“This is so desperately needed. Our children are not coping.”

“You can’t get an appointment at CAMHS. I’ve been waiting two years now.”

Sally was introduced to Fegans at a parenting talk:

“Their parenting advice has been a great support to me. And that is hard to find because when you have a child with special educational needs, parenting courses can feel incredibly judgemental.”

Allchurches Trust Awards Fegans £10,000

Fegans is to open a new pre-school and after school club onsite at the Archbishop Courtenay primary school in Maidstone this September.

The project has been part-funded by a £10,000 grant from Allchurches Trust which has paid for much of the set-up costs as well as toys, equipment, staff uniforms and a new dishwasher.

Chloe Ewen, Grants Officer for Allchurches Trust, said: “All children deserve a bright and hope-filled future. Fegans’ holistic model of on-site education, therapy and support delivered from their new nursery made this project stand out for us. We are so proud to support Fegans as they care for and help heal children and families in need.”

Buttons ABC Pre-School Manager, Michelle Burr, said: “The funding from Allchurches Trust has enabled us to create such a nurturing and fun environment. We have a fabulous outdoor space and everything looks so bright and inviting. We cannot wait to open and to welcome lots of children.”

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