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£3,350 in grants awarded to each of the five Love Kingston projects

Paul Pickhaver, Elaine Miller, Tessa Kind (LK Ambassador), Emily Gillatt, Matt Hatton & John Trend
Paul Pickhaver, Elaine Miller, Tessa Kind (LK Ambassador), Emily Gillatt, Matt Hatton & John Trend

Grants of £3,350 each are awarded to Love Kingston projects working on ‘pathways out of poverty’.

Valerie Walwyn, CEO Surrey Save commented, "Surreysave are delighted to have been awarded this generous grant, which will enable us to continue to reach out to families across the RB Kingston who are seeking to maximise their income, by consolidating their current debts, saving for a rainy day, or seeking an alternative means  of affordable credit”.

Emily Gillatt, Hestia said, “Hestia are incredibly grateful for the grant from Love Kingston, which will allow us to continue to provide support through the Butterfly Project to women living across the borough who have survived domestic abuse - providing fun and educational activities for children living in our domestic abuse refuges.”

John Trend, Director of Oxygen, remarked, "I would just like to say a big big thank you to Love Kingston for the generous grant given to Oxygen.  The money will go a long way towards improving the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the issues poverty and who find themselves marginalised from others.  We are able to use the funding from the Love Kingston campaign to help young people transform their futures through programmes and activities which build their self esteem and give them the hope and encouragement they need to make a success of their lives.  Thanks to all those who gave so generously! "

Paul Pickhaver from Foodbank commented, “The support that Love Kingston gives to Kingston Foodbank is amazing and will ensure that we can continue to meet the increasing needs we see locally.  The way the whole community comes together with such creativity on Love Kingston Day is inspirational and really does make a difference - it helps to make Kingston a better place to live and work for everybody”.

Elaine Miller, Fundraising Manager for Love Kingston said: “Once again a huge THANK YOU goes to all the local residents, businesses, and community groups who have made donations to Love Kingston.  Every penny raised locally, stays locally, and with half of all donations to Love Kingston receiving 50% match funding in the Kingston Legacy Fund, we’re building a sustainable source of income for other charity and community projects working in the borough, forevermore.  There is currently £51,628 in the Kingston Legacy Fund.  The match funding runs out in March 2015 so we need to continue work together to secure as much as we can. 

Published on 15 May 2014

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