Funding boost for Bonnyrigg group

Pudsey delights staff and friends of Bright Sparks
Pudsey delights staff and friends of Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks, the centre for children with complex additional needs, is celebrating receiving funding from BBC Children in Need.

The Bonnyrigg-based group has been awarded almost £130,000 from the charity – its second three-year grant from the funder.

After meeting the children at a “lunch and play” session, Pudsey turned up at a Valentine’s night fundraiser to surprise everyone with the news of the grant.

Bright Sparks chairman Louise Gough said: “We are thrilled to receive this continued funding. It will make a huge difference for disabled children in Midlothian, and it’s a great boost to know that Children in Need believe in us.”

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