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Charitable Foundation Update

The Charitable Foundation met during June 2019 for the quarterly meeting and the following donations were granted:

£250 was awarded to Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland who offer practical and emotional support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. The funds will be used to help continue to provide the different services that they offer to support people within the communities of Leicestershire & Rutland.

£250 was awarded to Melton & District Money Advice Service who assist people in the local community with dealing with their debts and budgeting.

£500 was awarded to Melton Mencap who are running a summer scheme for children with learning disabilities. The funds will be used to fund a bicycle session and a trip out to Twin Lakes for 12 children this summer.

£300 was awarded to the Harley Staples Cancer Trust to help fund short breaks for children and their families in the local area suffering from cancer.

£300 was awarded to Happy Days who offer holidays, respite breaks and day trips to children and young people with special needs who are further disadvantaged by living in poor socio-economic conditions.

£500 was awarded to Sense who are a charity that provides holidays and short breaks for children with deafblindness.

£300 was awarded to Oakham United Football Club to help fund a defibrillator at the club.

£250 was awarded to EDAN Lincs who support individuals and families affected by living with domestic abuse.

£300 was awarded to Guide Dogs to help with the aftercare for a person with sight loss. The funds will be utilised to help support six guide dog owners to maintain their independence in the Grantham area.

£200 was awarded to Chicks to help provide respire breaks for disadvantaged children from Leicestershire.

£500 was awarded to the Melton Community Allotment who the Society supported as a kick start project and the Society also provided assistance in erecting their first poly-tunnels. The project has gone from strength to strength adding additional facilities so they can continue to support the community. These funds will allow them to paint and furnish a log cabin which has recently been donated enabling them to develop a more social aspect of the allotment.

The Society makes an annual contribution to the Foundation and at least a third of this is awarded to either kickstart a community project or to help to establish an activity or initiative for the benefit of the community. Over the years the Foundation has helped Dove Cottage Day Hospice, the Melton Scout Group, Men in Sheds, Melton Community Garden, Community Heartbeat Trust and the local Almshouse development to name but a few.

The June Roper Sporting Trust

£550 was awarded to Melton Mowbray Tennis Club to help with the cost of the installation of electricity to their clubhouse which they fundraised to build last year. The club is a community focused sports venue that offers tennis opportunities for all ages and abilities.


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