Community Fund - We've donated £250 to Sheffield Mencap & Gateway
Posted on April 9, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the Committee has agreed a donation of £250.00 to Sheffield Mencap & Gateway for their 'Sunday Lunch Club'. This is a project which brings together older adults with learning disabilities and their carers for a roast dinner and a sociable game of bingo.
The 'Sunday Lunch Club' supports over 40 of the most marginalised people in the community. Nowadays isolation has become a massive issue with the elderly in particular spending most of their time indoors and alone and cut off from the outside world.
Pat who regularly attends the group said "I get to meet people and I look forward to coming, it's better than sitting on your own in the house. It makes a change for me."
Victoria Toogood, Fundraising Manager and Communicate Playleader at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway said "We are thrilled that you have chosen to support our work with adults with learning disabilities and will of course use the money towards providing the best possible support and services we can for our members and the learning disability community in Sheffield."
There are still some funds available in the 2018 Community Fund. Find out more here: https://www.sheffieldmutual.com/in-the-community.