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Care charity will use £15,000 donation to help the elderly

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A large donation to a trust has helped ensure vital services for the elderly continue to run.

The Evergreen Care Trust in Ryhall Road, Stamford received a donation of £15,000 after being nominated and voted by Anglia members to be one of the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund three charities to support during 2013.

Evergreen chief executive, Louise Marsh, said: “We are delighted with the £15,000 donation from the fund, which will make a huge difference to the trust and help us to continue with our essential volunteer projects.

“The Evergreen Care Trust seeks to serve older and vulnerable adults in our community by improving their circumstances through advocacy, friendship and practical support in the area.

“These services are free and it’s vital they continue to be so.

“If people would like to get involved, we always welcome volunteers and offer training programmes which are a great platform for people looking to start a career in health and social care.”

Tim Waller is area manager for RJ Scholes Funeral Directors in Stamford and nominated Evergreen Care Trust.

He said: “I was instantly impressed by their ethics and the way they fulfil the needs of vulnerable and elderly adults in the area.

“I nominated them because I felt the fund would be a great assistance in funding the excellent work they do, thus continuing the essential service to residents of Stamford and surrounding areas.

“By nominating the charity and providing assistance long-term it ratifies R J Scholes commitment to care for the community they serve.”

To find out more about the trust visit www.evergreencare.org.uk.

 

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