A charity scheme that finds work for people with Learning Disabilities is flying high that to a cash injection from BAA.
The Aviation giant, who own Stansted Airport has donated £5,000 from its Community Trust Fund to help the Greenfield Project a campaign run jointly by Bishops Stortford Town Councillor Peter Gray and resident Peter Yates.
Launched to get disabled people of all ages into work experience or paid jobs, the initiative currently aids 18 local people including two who now work at Sawbridgeworth Home Instead Senior Care where the money was formally handed over this week
BAA's grant will provide a vital lifeline to the project, which needed funds after starting up last summer. Cllr Gray urged to get in touch by Stortford County, district and town councillor Colin Woodward.
Cllr Woodeard who sits on the BAA's Community Trust Fund panel, Said "this is a project that has exceeded expectations; it shows what can be achieved when you focus on people's abilities rather that their disabilities."
BAA is expected to donate a further £5,000 to the scheme later in the year.