Five colleagues completed a 13.8-mile walk along the Kennet and Avon canal footpath on Sunday 13 June 2021.
Winchester Go LD, a Winchester-based charity which provides information, signposting, support and services to adults with learning disabilities, has been awarded £500 from Newbury Building Society.
The one-off cash injection of £500 from the Society’s Community Support Scheme will help fund the charity’s weekly low-level circuit training and social interaction. The sessions are designed to support people with learning with learning disabilities to access new opportunities, improve their self-esteem, health and well-being to help them achieve their full potential.
Sharon Price, Grant Administrator at Winchester Go LD said: “As a small charity we understand the need to make the most of every penny, and this support means that we can help more people with learning disabilities access our services and attend our activities. Funds raised make a huge difference to our primary aim of helping the people we support to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. The continued pressure on funding for social care means more and more individuals rely on support from organisations like ours. The funding we receive from the local community helps us to extend the reach of our current projects and allow us to plan new services and give us the means to provide the one-offs and the added extras that make our support life changing. We are extremely grateful for the donation from the Newbury Building Society towards our weekly low-level circuit training sessions.”
Cliff Osborne, Senior Branch Manager of Newbury Building Society’s Winchester and Andover branches said: “Winchester Go LD is a highly valued and loved resource which helps its members harness full choice and control of their lives. It was a pleasure to attend one of the low-level circuit training sessions; it was clear to see why classes such as this are needed in the community as its infectious energy brings people together. I hope the donation goes someway in helping the charity carry on their excellent work.”