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WLCF small grant awarded to Barchester's Charitable Foundation

26th June 2018

WLCF small grant awarded to Barchester's Charitable Foundation
  • Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to Barchesterís Charitable Foundation.
  • Donation will support a flagship grant to help several young disabled individuals to become active and involved in sports.
Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Barchesterís Charitable Foundation.

Barchesterís Charitable Foundation helps adults living with a disability or mental health problems and older people across England, Scotland and Wales. They provide grants to help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve peopleís independence, mobility and quality of life. The focus in 2018 is to connect and re-connect people with others in their local community, to combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged.

The £2,500 donation will fund a flagship grant to enable several young disabled individuals become active and involved in sports. It will help provide equipment, for example a specialist wheelchair, or other essential equipment and support.

Henriette Dupont of Barchesterís Charitable Foundation said of the donation: " We are extremely grateful for this support and delighted that WLCF share our vision of being able to support individuals get more mobile and physical, and of course, get more involved with sports. Barchesterís Charitable Foundation provides grants to people to conquer loneliness and support mobility, and the support from Wasps Legends will enable us to make a key grant in support of a group of disabled individuals who need specialist equipment to pursue their sport. The extra funds will make a big impact to their lives, both socially and physically.Ē

Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting the Barchester Foundation. It is essential to keep young disabled people active and engaged. By having the opportunity to take part in sports and hobbies is a vital way of maintaining physical health and helping social inclusion, especially when they may no longer be able to work due to their disability or mental health problems.Ē

The full press release can be downloaded here. For further information visit Barchester's Charitable Foundation.

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