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Family charity gets boost

Coun David Dickinson presenting a Big Society certificate to Lucy Lee, chairman of Kesteven Charity In Need with Nicky Osmond, Sarriya Comfort, Karen Smith and Sarah OLeary of the Riversdale Health Clinic team. Photo by Gilly Palmer Photography.

Coun David Dickinson presenting a Big Society certificate to Lucy Lee, chairman of Kesteven Charity In Need with Nicky Osmond, Sarriya Comfort, Karen Smith and Sarah OLeary of the Riversdale Health Clinic team. Photo by Gilly Palmer Photography.

A DISTRICT-based children’s charity is benefitting from a £500 grant from Sleaford’s county councillor.

Coun David Dickinson has donated £500 of his share of the Big Society Fund to Kesteven Children In Need. The money came from a two year pay freeze voted for by all 77 council members and each councillor can donate up to £2,000 a year.

Kesteven Children in Need provides vital practical help to families in Kesteven referred from doctors, health visitors and social workers. It helps families struggling financially or going through an unexpected crisis.

Presenting a certificate for the donation at Riversdale Clinic in Westgate, Sleaford, Coun Dickinson said: “Just a bit of practical help and support can go a long way when a family is struggling. Providing a family with safety equipment such as stair gates or car seats can keep children safe, while a bed or mattress can save children having to sleep on the floor.”

Lucy Lee, chairman of Kesteven Children in Need said: “We’ve noticed an increase in requests for help, in these difficult financial times, and we’ll ensure that the funds will help as many families in need as possible in the Kesteven area.”

 

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