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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ponteland based charity nominated for Lloyds Community Fund 2013 award

Local charity helping sight impaired children shortlisted for £3,000 community award
Useful Vision needs public vote in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Useful Vision, based at Prestwick Park in Ponteland has been organising activities and days out for the families of blind and vision impaired children in the region since 2006.  The aim is to give the families the chance to take part in a range of activities and family fun days. The children grow in confidence, make new friends and are given the opportunity to try a host of activities their sighted peers take for granted.

Rebecca Wilson, Trustee Director said “We are delighted to be nominated for this award. We fundraise so we are able to offer all of our activities free to vision impaired children and their families. We can organise anything from kayaking to cookery classes and we welcome vision impaired children whatever their level of ability. This award would enable us to run so many more activities and engage with a lot more families.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is helping local good causes across England and Wales to have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to over 1,300 local causes in villages, towns and cities across England and Wales. There are four local good causes in each community and each will receive an award. Two local good causes from each community will receive £3,000 each, with the other two receiving awards of £300 each.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Useful Vision and cast your vote by visiting Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at  You can text a vote. Voters need to text VOTE LDSC to 61119 to vote for Useful Vision.
Community Fund 2013 voting is open until 1 November