Charity cheques in for £2,000
A Nottingham-based charity which enables and empowers disabled children and their parents has pocketed a cheque for £2,000 thanks to The Nottingham.
School for Parents representative Sarah Vearnals popped in to the Ruddington branch to be presented with the funds and to discuss other charity activities that the team there are keen to support.
They include helping pack shoppers’ bags in a local branch of Marks and Spencer, an abseil down Nottingham Castle, a ‘Cherubs Ball’ and a football boot donation scheme.
The money was donated to School for Parents after they successfully bid for one of our ‘Grants For Good’.
They are awarded annually to organisations that make a difference in their local communities, especially where the focus is on education, financial security, tackling homelessness and supporting employability. This year sixteen charities and community groups from across the East Midlands each landed a share of £40,000.
Ruddington branch customer reviewer Sheetal Verma said: “School for Parents is a fantastic charity that supports many children in our local community – there are several families right here in Ruddington that benefit hugely from the work they do.
“I thought it would be a fantastic idea to encourage them to bid for a Grant For Good, and supported them through the process. The end result is £2,000 which will do directly towards helping children who need it the most. We are delighted to be able to help make a difference.”
Sarah Vearnals (second left) receives the cheque for £2,000 from Sheetal Verma and Lucy Wheeler.