The Pendle Welfare Community Hub will benefit many local groups in the Colne area. They will be using the £20,000 donated by the Foundation to turn an unused building in to a real hub of the community which will support Mother’s Union, Age Concern, Scouts and CAB amongst many others. The money will help get the building in to a useable place for these groups to go again. This will also be a nice place for the veterans to go and share their stories with the youngsters.
Walthew House in Stockport helps support people in the local area with sensory loss – this includes social activities for adults and youth clubs for young people aged 5-14. They have never had an appropriate room to use for counselling so the money granted will help turn an unused room into a counselling room.
Meadowcroft Appeal Wirral Age UK in Bromborough provide vital services to the elderly but also for their carers. The demand has been that high they have had to expand their current building with an extension. The monies donated by the Foundation – £20,302 – means they will be able to complete the work.
The local hospital in Runcorn that specialises in cancer treatment have recently received the funding mainly through Macmillan to have a Delamere Oncology Support centre built on the grounds – so to offer patient care by the doctors but also other specialist care needed by the patients and their families.
They have three new complimentary therapy rooms within the new building and services will be provided by Cantreat, a cancer charity, however they have not raised enough funding to equip the rooms. They will now be able to equip one of the rooms through funding of £14,845 from the Asda Foundation.
The local Mayor adopted Parktivity, which is an outside gym, as her charity of the year and they have been fundraising hard to get this equipment up and running in not only Leigh but also Wigan. They have also set up a rota that can be used by all in the public park. The pensioners link group will also run classes to help the elderly use the equipment – as many can’t afford gym membership.
They have already fundraised over £25,000 towards the cost – and with the Foundation’s donation of £15,000 they will be able to go and complete the job.