Charity receives National Lottery grant to support Bucks families

The charity Absolutely Together has received a grant of £9,524 from the National Lottery Community Fund enabling it to provide free leisure activities to Buckinghamshire families who have children and young adults with additional needs.

Absolutely Together is part of the Absolutely Leisure Group, a not-for-profit organisation. It works with families who have children and young adults with disabilities and learning differences by providing free access to exciting activities that everyone can take part in together.

The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to organisations to help improve communities, and Absolutely Together will be using it to fund its 1,000 Smiles initiative in Buckinghamshire. The initiative aims to put smiles on faces by providing 1,000 vouchers for free leisure activities to families across the county. The activities can include twin-seat go karting, family bowling, cinema and theatre tickets, farm activity days, family swimming, and theme park and local attraction visits.

Greg Sinclair, Chief Executive of Absolutely Leisure, commented:

“Due to financial or access difficulties, it can be hard for families that have members with additional needs to take part in activities together, which is where our Absolutely Together charity comes in. With our 1,000 Smiles campaign we want to give families experiences that allow them to make memories together.

“The National Lottery Community Fund is enabling us to focus specifically on families in Buckinghamshire and we look forward to providing experiences that make people smile.”

Those who would like to participate in Absolutely Together’s 1,000 Smiles scheme and receive free access to leisure facilities simply need to email