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Disability charity makes last-ditch plea for support
12:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A CHARITY helping disabled people remain independent and in work will close within months if it cannot find funding.
Opportunities Through Technology (OTT), based at the Colchester Institute, introduces disabled people to computer equipment and software to help them live a life without the need for support.
But after losing a grant of £25,000 due to government cuts to funding the charity is struggling to keep its head above water, and will close before Christmas if more cash cannot be found.
Dave Lyons, chairman of the trustees, said: “We have the staff with the skills, the motivation, the course materials, the equipment and the venue. All we lack is the funding.
“It will be a tragedy if we have to cease working with our clients and their carers. Our situation is straightforward, and similar to that of very many small charities. If we do not attract funding we will have to close down.”
To find out more or assist OTT in any way contact 01206 769973, email email@example.com, visit opptech.org.uk or write to OTT, T10, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Rd, Colchester, CO3 3LL.
- Read more in tomorrow's Gazette, including how the charity helps the disabled.