The Coracle gives Friends of Young Disabled funding boost
The Coracle public house in Swansea has helped Friends of the Young Disabled support children and adults with disabilities by nominating the charity to receive a £4,500 donation.
The money was raised during the trial of the new pull-tab lottery product TabBOXX, which took place in South Wales.
The money will be used to help cover the running costs of charity’s Swansea based resource centre, which offers facilities including a garden, craft and joinery workshops, a games room, a gym and a hairdressing salon for use by local people with disabilities.
Leading gaming machine operator Gamestec asked four of the pubs involved in the TabBOXX trial to nominate charities to receive a cut of the £20,000 which was raised for good causes during the course of the trial.
TabBOXX offers players the chance to win prizes of up to £1,000, with 20 per cent of the £1 ticket price being donated to charity. Following the success of the trial TabBOXX is now being rolled out to pubs all over the UK.
David Firkin of the Friends of the Young Disabled said: “We are really pleased to receive this donation and would like to thank the Coracle for nominating us. The centre is run by volunteers and we rely entirely on donations to fund the running of the centre.
“The centre is really valuable to our members as it offers them a chance to spend time with others and take part in activities including gardening, crafts, bowls or table tennis, when otherwise it may be difficult for them find opportunities to do these kinds of activities. The centre has a library, lounge, gym facilities and even a hairdressing salon so there really is something of interest to everyone. “
Adrian Rand Licensee of the Coracle said: “The Friends of the Young Disabled is a well respected and popular charity with our customers, so it seemed a natural choice to nominate them to receive this donation. The resource centre is a real asset to the community offering valuable support to local disabled people and their families. “
Peter Davies, Commercial Director at Gamestec, said: “We felt it was fitting to ask the pubs involved in the trail to nominate local charities to receive money which has been raised by the community.
“TabBOXX proved very popular during the trial as customers found it simple to play and liked that they had the chance to win a significant cash prize whilst at the same time supporting a good cause.”