Four organisations, including Downham Town Football Club, get major boost from Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Lloyds Bank, Soham

Lloyds Bank, Soham - Credit: Archant

Two sports clubs, a school fundraising association and a charity have received a boost from a bank’s community fund.

Following a public vote, Highfield Friends and Parents Association received £3,000, Otters Swimming Club for the Disabled £2,000, Downham Town Football Club £1,000 and the Garage Community Trust £500 from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.

Otters Swimming Club for the Disabled, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will use the cash to pay for pool hire and equipment, while Downham Town will spend the money on refurbishing their changing facilities.

Highfield Friends and Parents Association will use the cash to provide eye gaze equipment to disabled children, making it easier for them to use computers, at Highfield School.

The Garage Community Trust is a social club which provides hot meals and activities for isolated elderly people.

The £500 will fund staff costs, raise capacity and allow them to employ a manager to oversee volunteers.

Graham Lindsay, director of Responsible Business and Community Affairs at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Looking at all the wonderful causes that the Community Fund awards will go towards is truly heartening to see.

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“Helping our communities thrive in this way is crucial to us delivering our ambition to help Britain prosper.”