Newly elected Ballymena TUV councillor Donna Anderson has given her backing to plans for a children’s disability programme being considered by the Ballykeel Together Development Association.
Speaking after meeting the Association, Cllr. Anderson said: “As the mother of a special needs child I was delighted to hear about this exciting new scheme planned for the Ballymena south area.
“The plan is to contact primary schools to establish how many children could befit. They intend to work with kids with learning disabilities as well as those who are physically disabled.
“Flyers will be sent home to parents advising them of a youth club which will run for two hours each week. This will not only provide respite for parents but will allow children to socialise and make new friends. Importantly, it will also provide people with an opportunity to volunteer to help out. Experience working at the youth club would not only be rewarding in and of itself but an excellent addition to any young person’s CV.”
An update on the programme will be given towards the end of July.