Pendle Armed Forces Support Group receives £7,000 funding from Asda Foundation
The amazing volunteers at Pendle Armed Forces Support Group were delighted to receive an Asda Foundation grant of £7,000 to help extend their premises and expand their good work in the community.
Chairman Mike Sullivan said he couldn't thank Asda enough, especially community champion Diane Springthorpe from our Colne store who helped with their Spaces and Places grant application.
He said: "Diane is one of nature's magic people; she's always so helpful. We are extremely grateful for this funding and the continued support that we get from Asda."
The support group provides a meeting place for ex-servicemen and veterans to chat and have a cup of tea, and offers help and advice when needed.
The grant will be used to extend the office of their current premises which was actually set up with a £25,000 Foundation award in 2015.
Mike said: "This money will make a huge difference. We have simply outgrown ourselves and the office is just too small. If we have to speak in confidence to someone we often have to go and sit in a car!"
Diane, who has worked with the group for many years, said: "For me as a community champion, this new grant means the world. I even shed a few tears when they got it. To be able to help them go from strength to strength and continue to grow has been an amazing journey and one I hope to continue for many years.
"The group makes a massive impact on our community and with this grant they can extend to offer more services and help more."
More than 60 local groups and charities across the UK are to receive a share of £750,000 from Asda's charity, the Asda Foundation, which will go towards transforming community spaces to bring people together and combat social isolation.