Donation boosts Maryport support group
Last updated at 14:11, Friday, 30 May 2014
A Maryport group for parents of children with disabilities has become the first in the town to receive money from a community piggy bank.
The group, called Shout, has been given £120 from the Ewanrigg Community Piggy Bank. The fund has been set up by the resident group Ewanrigg Local Trust to help bring lasting improvements to the Ewanrigg area of Maryport.
The trust put a share of a £1 million Big Lottery investment into the piggy bank for community activities and training events.
Shout was set up by Joanne Hill, 37, last July to seek more support for the town’s parents.
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Mrs Hill, of Victory Crescent, has two children, Jamie, 15, who has autism, and Mitchell, nine, who has Becker muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease.
The group, which is run by volunteers, has grown in the past year and now has around 80 members from across Cumbria.
The money from the piggy bank will be used to cover the room hire costs for the next 12 months at Ewanrigg Community Centre, where the group meets once a month.
Mrs Hill said: “We were over the moon when we found out. It is important that we are being recognised for what we have been doing.”
Community groups or individuals can apply to the piggy bank for up to £3,000 for projects or schemes that must show a direct benefit to people in the area.
There is no deadline and applications will be accepted over the next 10 years of the Big Lottery programme.
For more information, visit www.ewanrigg.com or call 01900 819575.
First published at 13:04, Friday, 30 May 2014
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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