Kevin Hancock, a Newmarket-based business owner and a Trustee of the Newmarket Charitable Foundation (NCF) team, was delighted to present a cheque to Sandie Wilson on behalf of the Ellesmere Centre.
Following a detailed application, the total amount granted by NCF was £5,000. The Ellesmere team will use this substantial amount to support their warm hub initiative (£3,000) and their chair-based exercise group (£2,000).
Sandie Wilson, Chair of Trustees at Ellesmere, said: “We would like to use the £2,000 to benefit our chair-based exercise group. It is such a lifeline to our local people who have mobility issues, in particular those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Thank you so much for all your support. Without help from groups such as yourselves, we would never be able to keep up the level of service and support to groups such as the chair-based exercise group, which suffered more than most due to the pandemic.”
Director of Newmarket Charitable Foundation, Dave Hall, added: “We are delighted to make this joint presentation to support these two important programmes being run by The Ellesmere Centre. The monies will be split between the chair-based group, as Sandie explained, and also their important warm hub initiative. The warm hub regularly runs at The Centre and offers vital support to local people over the winter months.”