The Ortus Group are delighted to present a cheque for £500 to Inspire NI to support their work in the community.
Inspire NI is an inclusive sports club for children with special needs aged 6 –15. The club has been running wince January 2017 and runs a variety of classes across Belfast. The Ortus Group, through their Charity Initiative programme, were delighted to offer equipment sponsorship to support this venture as they grow and support the community.
Gemma Renyolds, Inspire NI, commented:
“I set up Inspire NI as I was worked with children with special needs and noticed how there is very little for them to do outside of school and the little there was were not tailored to meet their complex needs as many attended clubs that may not have understood their needs leaving them feeling secluded and not wanting to go back to the class. We have now been running for over a year and are continuing to grow.
Due to recent successes and growing demand for more special needs facilities, we are opening our own special needs specific youth club in February in Tullymore Community Centre which gives the children another social outlet and gives our parents much needed time to themselves or to spend with their other children. The children who attend classes have grown massively in confidence, have made great friendships and most importantly have found a place where they can be themselves while having fun and improving their general health and fitness.
The equipment given to us by The Ortus Group will be a huge help in keeping our classes person-centred, fun and allowing children to be introduced to new skills so they continue to progress.”
Seamus O’Prey, The Ortus Group CEO added:
“When Inspire NI came through our Charity Initiatives programme, it stood out as a group proactively creating programmes for children with special needs and promoting sport, fitness and activity. We were delighted to be able to offer them funding for a range of equipment to allow the club to add new activities to their schedule and wish them luck in their continued growth.”