Charities receive winter boost thanks to generous donation

Lighthouse Ely earn winter funding from Hopkins Home

Lighthouse Ely won funding from Hopkins Homes' charitable fund, and will use the funds for a dedicated co-ordinator that will oversee a program connecting volunteers with 100 elderly people to tackle isolation, medicine and food delivery. - Credit: Supplied

Two charities supporting older and vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic have been boosted thanks to a generous donation. 

Lighthouse Ely and Sutton Parish Council, which launched the village’s time bank, have received funds from Hopkins Homes as part of its £500,000 charitable fund, distributed to charities and community groups over five years. 

The fund has distributed £4,300 to Lighthouse Ely, while Sutton Parish Council won £2,500 to help those in self-isolation with shopping, post office trips and prescriptions. 

Giles Cornell, senior pastor at Lighthouse Ely, said: “We are so grateful for this support, which helps members of our community who would otherwise feel forgotten about and isolated."

Rosie Hughes, clerk of Sutton Parish Council, added: “The donation is a fantastic, well-needed contribution and helps us deliver vital support to older people who feel vulnerable.”