Peterborough charity gets £500,000 boost from Lottery

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A Peterborough charity has been given a major boost after the Lottery gave them a grant of nearly £500,000.

Deafblind UK, based in Hampton, Peterborough, were given the £499,297 grant from the Big Lottery Fund for their Reaching Out to Deafblind People project.

The project will help people with sight and hearing problems across the country, giving them assistance with everyday activities like shoppingand paying bills, as well helping them get involved with social groups.

Deafblind UK’s Head of Community Services, Lesley Allen, said: “We are extremely happy to receive this funding for our important and valuable outreach work in six new areas of England. We would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for their support and look forward to starting this exciting new project”.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund, England Director said: “It’s great to see how so many projects receiving National Lottery funding today are being run by local people for local communities whether bringing generations together or helping others during difficult times.”