We’re delighted to share the news that that our residents at Olsen Court, Lincoln raised an amazing £541 for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association during their fundraiser earlier this year.
The money, which was raised before the lockdown came into place in March, was donated at various fundraising events, including an afternoon tea and a bric-a-brac stall as well as coffee mornings and raffles.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is an organisation that aims to provide all the physical and emotional support a person with sight loss needs to live a confident and happy life.
Despite the devastation caused by sight loss, 70 per cent of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis which has a significant effect on their livelihoods. It results in poor education standards, high unemployment rates, increased depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime.
As the average age of the UK’s population continues to rise, the incidences of sight loss also increase, this makes the work that The Guide Dogs for the Blind charity does, increasingly important.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 safety restrictions have stopped any further fundraising events taking place at LACE Housing this year, but the community spirit at our schemes remains strong.
Making a difference within the communities surrounding our schemes is an extremely important part of our role as a housing association – and together with the help of our residents, volunteers and staff, we like to support worthy causes through fundraising events.
Throughout 2019, residents and staff at our extra care schemes and our offices at LACE House raised a total of £4,122.82 for chosen charities local to them, including P3 Lincolnshire, Kids, and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice’s day centre in Grantham.
To add to their amazing fundraising efforts, staff and residents at our Olsen Court development have already raised a total of £1,576 for Kids, which provides support to disabled children, young people and their families.
Once restrictions are lifted, we look forward to working with our residents to help inspiring charities and projects, so that together we can make a positive impact within our local communities.
To find out more about how you can support The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, visit their website.