Charity gets cash boost

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a ROTHERHAM charity is celebrating after receiving a £9,500 grant to boost the numeracy and literary skills of young people in the town through music.

Get Sorted Music received the cash from Britannia – part of The Co-operative Financial Services – to use songwriting skills, rap music, poems and counting beats to help young people improve their reading, writing and counting skills.

Graham Sutherland, project manager at Get Sorted Music, said: “We are thrilled with the success of our application to Britannia’s Charitable Foundation.

“We are always exploring new ways to challenge and engage our students and we are all excited about the launch of our numeracy and literacy programme in the new academic year.

“It will reach across communities, breaking down barriers and engaging with hard-to-reach young people who, we hope, will then move on to other forms of education and accredited courses.”

Elaine Clews, manager of Britannia’s Charitable Foundation, said: “Developing literacy and numeracy skills underpins everyday activities and, can lay strong foundations for good financial capability and money management in later life.”

n Visit Get Sorted Music www.getsortedmusic.co.uk to find out more about the charity.