25th November 2016
Two community groups in Workington have been given a cash boost from family-run Cumbrian chartered accountancy firm, Lamont Pridmore.
Workington Wolves Football Club received £1,500 to set up a new under 11 football team and £1,000 was awarded to Healthy Hopes Cumbria to improve people’s emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, the Lamont Pridmore Fund provides grants to organisations that improve the lives of people living in disadvantaged areas across Workington.
Workington Wolves FC was recently set up by a group of parents from Mossbay. The children had been part of Senhouse Street Stars FC but the club was no longer able to run an under 11 team and there was no other club for the children to join.
Workington Wolves FC trains twice a week, currently on the field by Moorclose but will be moving to St Patrick’s field, next door to Workington’s new leisure centre. The club will use the money to purchase training equipment such as football nets and ball bags, as well as covering the ground rent for the team to train on.
Healthy Hopes Cumbria offer free weekly Health and Wellbeing workshops in Moorclose, Northside and Hillside, Maryport. The people living in these communities face many problems including high unemployment, low aspirations and mental health and substance abuse issues.
The social enterprise will use the funding to continue renting office space in Moorclose Community Centre. This gives them a base to undertake admin duties, plan future sessions and recruit and train volunteers.
Graham Lamont, Chief Executive of Lamont Pridmore, said: “I’m delighted that the Lamont Pridmore Fund has once again helped two important local groups provide new opportunities, experiences and support to the people of West Cumbria. We have strong roots in the area, where my son, Chris, and I were both born and raised, and we created the Lamont Pridmore Fund to give something back to our local communities.”
Cumbria Community Foundation is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. The Community Foundation works both with fund holders who want to give something back to their local communities, and the voluntary groups providing vital services for local people.
Annalee Holliday, Grants and Donor Services at Cumbria Community Foundation, said: “The grants provide an opportunity for organisations to receive a helping hand as they address a need in their community. The Fund demonstrates how people can make a real difference to an issue they care about by creating a fund with the Foundation.”