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Basingstoke Mencap needs votes to win grant
8:00pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
A LOCAL charity is appealing for public support in its attempt to secure a £3,000 grant.
Basingstoke Mencap is in the running to be awarded thousands of pounds through Lloyds Bank Community Fund – but it needs public votes to bag the cash.
The charity, based in The Orchard, in White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, supports people with learning difficulties by helping them to be active members of the community.
The charity provides individual support services through Hampshire County Council and also provides leisure clubs in Basingstoke for people with learning difficulties aged 11 and over.
The group also provides learning for adults with disabilities, providing help with cooking and in using computers – training which takes place each Tuesday evening at Popley Fields Community Centre.
Basingstoke Mencap chairman Bill Scott said the grant money would mean a lot to those who are supported by the charity, and made a plea for votes from people living in the Basingstoke area.
He said: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to members of our adult club. It will mean more independence and mean they will feel less isolated.”
The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is giving grants to over 1,300 local good causes across England and Wales. The good causes will receive grants of either £300 or £3,000 depending on the amount of votes. To vote, visit rockchoir.com.
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