Toolbar given £500 grant by Bourne United Charities

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A CHARITY which helps people find work has received a second financial boost in as many weeks.

Toolbar, which is based at the Bourne Snooker Centre in Cherryholt Road, Bourne, on Monday mornings, has been given a grant of £500 by the Bourne United Charities.

The most recent grant completes a great couple of weeks for Toolbar, which officially became a charity and was also given £500 by Bourne Town Council last week.

Manager Neville Hydes said: “It is absolutely unbelievable. This is a significant amount of money for us.”

Last month Toolbar was facing a funding shortfall but after an appeal went out the money started to come in. The Bourne Baptist Church donated £500 along with a number of other donors.

Neville said: “It feels good to have the whole community behind us.

“I want to thank everyone that continues to support what we are doing.”

The charity is run by volunteers who provide help for unemployed people in Bourne to track down a new job and improve their self-esteem during the economic downturn.

The money from the Bourne United Charities will be put towards buying two new laptops. The laptops are used by people attending the weekly sessions to carry out job searches, produce CVs and application letters and to gain access to information on seeking employment which each new client is given on a memory stick when they first attend a Toolbar session.

For more information about Toolbar visit www.toolbar-local.org.uk