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The Gainsborough Group for people with Parkinson’s rewarded in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

The Gainsborough Group for People with Parkinson’s has been awarded £500 by the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014..

Following votes from members of the public, theGroup has been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

The Gainsborough Group is made up of both people with Parkinson’s and their carers. It exists to provide mutual support and friendship for anyone dealing with the disease, The Group meets in Morton Village Hall on the last Tuesday of each month at 1030 for refreshments and a chat. Activities include a regular exercise class for members which is subsidised by group funds, the occasional speaker and some outings throughout the year. Money is also set aside to provide individual grants to members for the purchase of equipment which should improve their quality of life.

The money provided by the Lloyds Bank Community Fund will help to ensure that the exercise class can continue to run for the foreseeable future and enable us to consider grants for members for the purchase of equipment in the next financial year.

The provision of the award will enable the group to provide continuity of provision in the immediate future and will ensure that, in Gainsborough, no-one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between 2 September and 10 October. Over 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.

Lloyds Bank is part of Lloyds Banking Group, the largest financial services investor in UK communities. The Group invested £85m in its communities during 2013 and has a heritage of making a difference within its communities that spans many decades. The Group plays a part in the lives of nearly everyone in the UK, as a supplier of financial services and a major employer. The Group looks after the financial needs of over 30 million retail and business customers and believes that through its branches and businesses, it has the potential to reach every family and community in the UK and through its communities and responsible business programmes it can do more to help Britain prosper. Lloyds Banking Group set up both the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Community Funds to have a positive impact in communities across the UK.

For further information, please contact:

Community Group: Ron Cawte, Phone: 01427615236

Lloyds Bank: Donna McGrory, Four Communications , Email: communityfund@fourcommunications.com

Phone: 020 3697 4307