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Businesses To Back MAIN's Big Build Appeal


Author: MAIN

The Middlesbrough-based charity MAIN is inviting local businesses to back its Big Build campaign, which aims to raise £205,000 to create a new centre from which it can help more children and adults with disabilities across the North East.

Here’s Alfie, a lad bursting with creativity and an infectious smile, who needs a bit of support from Lauren here at MAIN, so he can learn and play with others. There are lots of kids like Alfie across our region - you probably know some of them - with disabilities like autism and cerebral palsy, but many of them are on a waiting list to get the support they need. Some families are struggling with the diagnosis they just heard, others haven’t had a moment’s break in months, and some just want a safe and comfortable place for their children to play. Can your company spare a contribution to help more kids like Alfie? Every penny raised will stay right here in the region, to create a new centre that will allow MAIN to double the number of people we can help.

MAIN’s Big Build 

If you’ve seen DIY SOS - this is MAIN’s Big Build. Thanks to a very generous donation from the Finlay Cooper Fund, we’ve bought our own premises, and we now need to renovate the building so it’s a safe and inspiring space for our visitors by January 2021. It’s a big job - we need to raise £205,000 to refurbish it to the standards our users need and deserve. This is your opportunity to help. If you, and folks like you, give a contribution today, we could hit that total. We could change lives like Alfie’s. We can create the Finlay Cooper Centre - a beacon for families living with disabilities to get the support and skills they need to thrive.

We all benefit when we can enable others to participate socially, engage in our community and live a fulfilled, independent life. That’s something little Finlay Cooper could be proud to put his name to. 

For local businesses, we’re offering a fantastic opportunity to support MAIN and our community, while raising awareness about the products and services you offer. If you’re donating on behalf of a company, we would love to acknowledge your gift at the Finlay Cooper Centre and in our marketing.

We have a number of packages that you can support, and we’d be happy to chat about any bespoke ideas you have, too. If you can offer your time or materials to help with the renovation, we’d love to talk to you about that. We have a long list of materials we need, from plaster and paint to garden equipment and fencing, so if you or someone you know has some to give away, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information and to support this appeal, email or call Helen on 01642 608012