Posh youngsters visit the Helping Hands Group to deliver Christmas gifts.

Last week the Peterborough United youth team along with Academy manager Kieran Scarff, Ryan Semple, Jack Collison and other members of the backroom staff paid a visit to the Helping Hands Group, based on Padholme Road East, to deliver Christmas gifts and spend time talking and interacting with individuals who attend the service.


The Helping Hands Group is regulated by the CQC and offer Further Education, Personal Development, Day Opportunities, Work Experience and Supported Living for adults in Peterborough and the surrounding areas with a wide range of learning/physical disabilities including Autism, Sensory Impairment, Brain Injury, PMLD and Aspergers Syndrome.


Their service covers every aspect of development to assist with all individuals and their families that choose The Helping Hands Group as their way forward.


Academy manager Kieran Scarff said; “We decided to bring the boys out because we want them to be aware of the community and the importance of the role that the football club has in the community. The Helping Hands Group has a strong affiliation with the Football Club, they have a tremendous facility and the work they do here with the individuals that use the service really does impact on their lives and it is great for our boys to see the work that goes on here.


“It is a very good experience for the lads and very humbling being here. If you are not carefully the football world can become a little bubble, but there is so much to see outside of the football world. The lads are a good group of lads and they feel very privileged to do what they do so it is very humbling to be here. The lads have been very hands on in the short time we have been here and it is something we would like them to do more of.”