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A century of grants !

Today, the Lashes Foundation has made it’s 100th Grant to people who are in need in the local community !

This has been during the 320 days since the foundation was officially set up as a charity on the 7th January 2022

Andy Sumner, Chairman of Lashes Foundation commented “The support of everyone has given us has been absolutely incredible since the first day we started the Lashes Foundation. This fantastic support is enabling us to support people in the local community who are in need of our help”

During the time since the foundation was set up, it has:

- Received 112 grant requests

- Approved 100 grants totalling over £55k

- Now has 9000 Facebook followers

- The Facebook group having had over 1.2 million views

Our Grants range from:

- We have supported women who have had to fled domestic abuse with items for their new homes

- Making memories with their families for people with a terminal illness

- We have also made like easier for local disabled children with equipment to make their lives and the parents lives more comfortable and safer

- We have donated to several local food banks

- Supporting people through difficult times with a weekly shop, buying essential items for the children and providing mental health support for urgent cases

- We have also supported 2 defibrillators in Clipstone and Forest Town

- We gave random acts of Kindness to cheer people up in the local community who deserved recognition

- Supporting local youth sports teams who play a vital role in our children’s development and their mental health and also local youth organisations.

- We have also supported children through tough times with day trips and support with urgent mental health support

- Our You to be You mental health support campaign that was over subscribed and helped over 30 people talk to a professional

- And we helped a girl who has had a tough time at school with bullying, to record a song to show how talented she is to others !

Our thanks to everyone who raises money for us, volunteers, buys a raffle ticket, buys pre loved items from Lashes HQ, and to those that spread the positive word on what we are trying to achieve and believe in what we do - you are all so wonderful

We also thank our monthly donors and our 14 Major donors and supporters listed below

o PWP Ltd

o Touch Of Charm

o Cherished Wedding Boutique

o WW Podiatry

o A Wass Funeral Directors

o Staton Mortgages and Protection

o United Carpets and Beds

o H&F Electrical Solutions

o Smith and Co Estates

o Devonshire Sheds and Joinery

o Home Repair Network

o AIPS Ltd

o No 5 Bistro

o Wilko’s

We are constantly blown away by all of the support for what we do as a foundation

Thank you for all of your help and support

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