08 June 2018 LHP boost local charity

LHP boost local charity

Another local charity has received a major boost from our employees with a donation of nearly £7000 to North East Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group.

The support group are a voluntary parent led charity for families living in the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and wider North East Lincolnshire area of the UK. 

A series of fun events including cake bakes, dress down days, fish and chip quiz suppers and a St George’s Day 1940s swing dance saw money pour in from our generous employees, family and friends.

LHP employee Ann Maggs MBE said: “We’re delighted to be able to make a donation to North East Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group – it makes such a difference to them and caps off another successful fundraising year for us.”

Karen Hale of the support group said: “We’d like to thank everyone for their support, we really appreciate it.

“This money will be used to send six families to Symbol UK’s specialist family assessment centre where they can meet trained speech, language and communication therapists.”

The Family Support Group - formed 13 years ago - rely upon donations to fund their activities, providing a range of services for members including Life Support emergency resuscitation training and family day trips to the cinema, seaside and pantomime.

As well as looking to establish an all-ages youth club, the group currently fund a speech and language therapist for pre-school age children and their parents - something they wish to extend to older children later in the year.

Boston Mayflower and Shoreline united in April 2018 to form new 12,700 home landlord Lincolnshire Housing Partnership – known as LHP.

Shoreline’s employee fundraising has benefitted a whole host of local charities over the last decade including St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool, Babycare – the neonatal unit of the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and CatZero.

In addition, the Grimsby office hosts a permanent food donation point for employees to drop off items for local charities CARE and Harbour Place as well as a small packaging collection area to provide boxes, bubble wrap and jiffy bags for St Andrew’s Hospice’s relaunched eBay shop.

Ann added: “A couple of items bought and donated by each of us whenever we shop can provide a helping hand to those in need within the local community – and with our packaging point it’s another way for us to lend continued support to one of our former charities of the year.”

The charitable organisation has pledged to continue its fundraising activities across the county with employees from both the north and south of Lincolnshire uniting to raise funds for a LHP Charity of the Year over the next few months.

Ann continued: “We’re looking forward to coming together and lending our support to another fantastic charity that provides such valuable services to the communities we live and work in.”

 

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