Community projects receive funding from Central England Co-op

PUBLISHED: 10:32 23 April 2018

David Cooper and Ray Glanfield from Lowestoft Mens shed group. Picture: Nick Butcher

David Cooper and Ray Glanfield from Lowestoft Mens shed group. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Five projects in Norfolk and Suffolk have received more than £5,800 from Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund.

Lowestoft’s Men’s Shed, a project designed to combat loneliness and provide support in times of need, was handed £4,000 to help continue its work in providing people with the chance to pursue hobbies, share skills and socialise.

Ray Ball, of Lowestoft Men’s Shed, said: “We will now be able to increase the variety of community users and the ability to plan events all year round.”

Pakefield Singers were given £749 to help pay for vital new equipment, while Kings Lynn-based Lactation Motivation received £400 to continue their work offering help and support for mothers in and around the town who breastfeed or wish to breastfeed.

In Eye, a social activity group for people with special education, Debenhams Girls Group, gained £263 to be used to start new activities.

Billy Brown Boxing in Thetford also received £390 to install LED lighting in its facility.

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