Disability charity can move to new Ilford office and get to work on jobs scheme with help from Barclays

Mary Busk receives the cheque from assistant manager Besrat Habteab

Mary Busk receives the cheque from assistant manager Besrat Habteab - Credit: Archant

A charity which supports young disabled people will be able to move into a new office with help from Barclays and can now get to work on a jobs scheme.

Mary Busk, a carer with Interface, a Redbridge forum for parents of disabled children which she set up in 2008, was given a cheque for £500 at the bank’s Barkingside branch on Thursday.

The money match-funded a donation from a quiz night in Barkingside in November and will help the charity kit out an office in the Mildmay Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Mildmay Road, Ilford.

Interface is working with Lee Scott, the MP for Ilford North, and Redbridge Council to develop a jobs scheme for disabled school-leavers.

The charity previously shared a desk in a building in Ilford Lane, Ilford.

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Mrs Busk said: “Barclays is very committed to the project in terms of match funding and also hopefully in offering some jobs.

“We were delighted to receive the cheque and delighted with all the hard work that went into the quiz night.” She was joined at the branch in High Street by Mr Scott, Redbridge Council leader Cllr Keith Prince and fellow carer Asia Fazal.

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The charity has to buy basic office equipment such as a phone, a computer and a printer.

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