The Society provides over £2,500 to Midlands Charities through our Charitable Foundation
We are delighted to announce further donations to local Midlands charities and a local church, through our Charitable Foundation. We have donated a total of £2,532 to help fund services by Independent Age, Kids Cancer Charity and Tipton Green Methodist Church.
Independent Age is a national charity that works to ensure older people live with dignity, choice and purpose. The charity provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, along with friendship services to relive loneliness. The charitable foundation has made a donation of £432 to support Independents Age’s digital and telephone befriending services in the West Midlands, which supports older people who are experiencing loneliness and isolation.
Kids Cancer Charity was established in 1989 and aim to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and to provide support to their families. The Charitable Foundation has made a donation of £1,000 to help support the funding of respite breaks for families affected. Respite breaks help families benefit from the quality time together with something to look forward to in challenging times.
The Foundation has also made a donation of £1,100 to Tipton Green Methodist Church, to help fund and install a defibrillator. This will help them to support the local community.
Richard Newton, our CEO at the Tipton said: "The pandemic clearly caused unprecedented pressure on UK charities. Over the past 18 months the demand on charities has been at a record high at the very time when most charities have faced a sharp drop in their funding received through charitable donations. So we hope our latest donations to these charities will go a long way to help them continue the fantastic job they do in our community.’