ADHD Support Group to benefit from Fusion Nightclub partnership

September 8th, 2012 by Fusion Nightclub

Luna Bar and Fusion Nightclub staff have chosen the Guernsey ADHD Support Group as their charity partner for 2012/13.

Nightclub owner Adam Burroughs and the nightclub and bar staff launched the search for a charity partner in June 2012. Eighteen Guernsey charities applied.

Adam Burroughs, Lunar Bar and Fusion Nightclub owner (click image to expand - image courtesy of Fusion Nightclub)

After a presentation evening where four short-listed charities spoke to the staff about their work, staff decided the ADHD Support Group would benefit the most from the partnership.

The ADHD Support Group is a small local charity, formed in 2010, which supports local families affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  (ADHD).  The charity brings together parents and families living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Guernsey community.

The group helps to raise awareness of the condition, provides resources, information and emotional support for families and regularly organises for specialist guest speakers from the UK to visit the island to give advice.

There are at least 500 families living with diagnosed or undiagnosed ADHD on the island.

Karen Garnham, ADHD Support Group chairman, said “we are over the moon that staff at Luna and Fusion have chosen the ADHD Support Group as its charity partner.”

“There is a big job to do in helping families living with ADHD and providing resources, information and experts for those families as well as working with schools and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams to ensure we are helping these children realise their full potential.”

“Fusion’s involvement, both in terms of helping us to fund-raise and raise awareness is going to be invaluable and we’re looking forward to working with their team of motivated staff to achieve our goals.”

Mr Burroughs said “so many worthwhile causes applied for the partnership and it was really difficult to whittle them down to a short-list. I wanted to make sure that staff had the final decision about the chosen charity partner as it was so important for them to be fully engaged and enthusiastic about the chosen cause.”

(Left to right) Adam Burroughs owner of Fusion; Karen Garnham, chairman of the ADHD Support Group; Phil Midgley from Fusion; and Jenny Smith, Secretary of the ADHD Support Group (Click image to expand - image courtesy of Luna Bar and Fusion Nightclub)

“It was a unanimous decision that the ADHD Support Group should be our charity partner for the next year as staff felt they could add real value to the charity through raising funds and organising events for the group.”

“The business will work to raise funds as well as donate money to the group and Luna and Fusion staff will also be given time off to volunteer for the charity and provide resources that the ADHD Support Group might need,” said Mr Burroughs.

The nightclub’s first fundraising project for the group is already underway. Staff will be selling Fusion wrist bands for £1 on the door of the club over the next few weekends with all proceeds going to the ADHD Support Group.

 

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