GOODBYE SOUTHAMPTON, WE WILL MISS YOU!
It is with a sincere heavy heart that I announce SCPA is closing its doors with immediate effect. 💔
We have tried so so so hard to raise essential funds that Southampton City Council are no longer able to support us with. They are withdrawing £64 thousand pounds a year that we need for the charity's core running costs alone.
The SCPA committee and I have exhausted all avenues to try and raise money for SCPA. We now have to do what's best for the charity and our employees.
We would like to thank everyone that has come through the SCPA doors in one way or another because we couldn't have done it without you. We wish all our service users well and hope you can understand the decisions that have been made. It's not that we don't care, it all comes down to money I'm afraid. Money we just do not have.
I have been involved as a volunteer and the manager for over 25 years. And it's heartbreaking to lose such a worthy cause that has helped so many individuals achieve what they thought they couldn't. I am very proud of SCPA's success and proud to have been part of that. We have just celebrated 50 years! 🎂🥳 so let's keep hold of that memory and go out on a high. 💖
Best wishes everyone- Anna SCPA Manager