Sheffield projects benefit from Children in Need cash

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Four projects in Sheffield have received more than £298,332 in new funding from BBC Children In Need.

A grant of £111,960 has been allocated to the Shine Health Academy to support overweight young people from Sheffield through a series of sessions, aimed at helping them lose weight.

The Haven House Project Sheffield, which provides support to women and children facing abuse, has ben awarded £91,372 for its CandYP Project, which will help fund therapeutic work and one-to-one sessions with young people and their parents.

Football Unites, Racism Divides has received £89,845 to run community-based football sessions, along with general youth work, aimed at breaking down racial barriers between young people in Sheffield.

The final £5,155 has gone to the Ethel Trust to fund activities for disabled young people on a community barge in South Yorkshire.

Elizabeth Myers, BBC Children in Need’s Regional Manager in the North, said: “We are delighted to be awarding funding these projects which will go on to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in the area.

“The support we get each year is staggering and everyone should feel proud of what they have made possible.”

BBC Children in Need’s life president, Sir Terry Wogan, said: “Without the phenomenal fundraising efforts from the public, these grants would not be possible.”