Movers & Shakers, a local afterschool club run by national disability charity United Response, has been confirmed as one of the chosen charities for a quarterly donation from legal firm Bird & Bird.

Receiving a cheque for £500 thanks to the corporate donation will help the club, based at Woodlands School in Leatherhead, to continue offering local children the chance to relax, as well as take part in sports, games and other activities.

The weekly club works to make a difference to children and young people with profound disabilities who attend the after school club, decreasing the social isolation that many people with complex needs can feel. The club encourages all children, disabled and non-disabled, from the local area to take part and socialise with one another, while providing the families of attendees a vital respite service.

Sarah Bartlett, Head of Appeals at United Response, said:

“We are so grateful to Bird and Bird for their generosity. Movers and Shakers makes a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people with profound disabilities in Surrey who attend the after school club. It is only through donations like this that United Response is able to provide such vital services and help disabled people live the meaningful lives that they deserve. “

Movers & Shakers offers cookery, cinema nights, dancing and music nights and attendees are often joined by volunteers from St John’s School 6th form, offering the opportunity to socialise and meet new people.

International law firm Bird & Bird, based in central London, offers donations to designated charities at intervals throughout the financial year in a bid to boost its community connections and promote positive change.

A spokesperson for the firm said:

"We are very pleased to be able to support United Response and contribute funding towards their fantastic projects such as Movers and Shakers. We hope our donation will allow more young people with disabilities to receive the benefit from this fantastic after school club"


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