Community cash for Galloway’s Society for the Blind
17 December 2021
A social group designed for those who are blind and partially sighted in the Lancashire area has received a cash boost from Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme.
Galloway’s Society for the Blind, who has seen a fall in community fundraising as a result of the pandemic were awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Lancashire.
The charity offers weekly social support and information sessions across Lancashire and Sefton, on the phone or Zoom through its Talking Together programme. Due to difficulties over seeing telephone buttons and access codes, the group dials out to participants in the area, ensuring they continue to enjoy vital contact with each other.
Galloway’s trusts and grants fundraiser Tina Boddington spoke about the service’s importance to those who feel isolated due to their condition.
“Many of our service users do not feel confident to go out, meaning utilising an affordable telecoms provider is vital for us,” she said. “The money from Persimmon Homes will allow us to continue providing our service supporting many people across the community. Thank you Persimmon Homes for the kind donation.”
Community Champions offers two donations of up to £1,000 each month to deserving charities and good causes within in the local area.
Diane Finch, sales director of Lancashire, said: “The last two years has been a really difficult time for community fundraising, and we are so pleased to hear that we have been able to play our part in supporting Galloway’s Society for the Blind.
“Our Community Champions initiative was established to help support local good causes in the community and Galloway’s Society for the Blind demonstrates just one deserving good cause that we have been able to support.”
Here are Persimmon we are encouraging more local good groups across Lancashire to apply for Community Champions funding.
The application form can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity