Ascona Group ('Ascona'), one of the UK's fastest-growing forecourt operators, is delighted to announce that it has donated £15,000 to SeeAbility, one of the oldest disability charities in the country that aims to provide specialist support, accommodation, and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism, and sight loss throughout the United Kingdom.
The donation will help the people SeeAbility supports to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible, whether that's forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment. Amongst the many people the charity supports, SeeAbility was proud to work with Emily to help her secure her first paid job. Emily says, "A good life means something different to all of us. To me it means having as much independence as possible, having freedom of choice and having the right support in place." After finishing a year in her role, she said she can't wait for her next challenge.
Darren Briggs, Chief Executive of Ascona Group commented: "Since we started Ascona back in 2011, supporting communities across the areas where we operate has been central to our culture. We are proud to support SeeAbility in their vital work as they encourage people with learning disabilities and autism to overcome the huge barriers in their lives so they too can achieve exciting new things every day."
Desiree D'Souza, Executive Director of Innovation and Social Impact at SeeAbility, commented: "Together with the rest of the team at SeeAbility, I'd like to thank Darren and everyone at Ascona for their most generous donation. Ascona's support will enable us to break down barriers for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom also have sight loss so that even more people have the opportunity to learn new skills, discover their potential and achieve their ambitions. Ascona's donation will have a lasting impact on the communities we support, something we are very grateful for."
For more details of SeeAbility, see their website at https://www.seeability.org