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Donation from Swire Charitable Trust helps us look to the new year with hope and optimism

Our Coronavirus appeal has just been boosted by a generous donation from the Swire Charitable Trust. The trust awards grants to a range of charities, including those like Field Lane, which are committed to delivering positive and lasting change to society’s most marginalised and disadvantaged communities. The donation is specifically to support our work during the Covid-19 crisis with the vulnerable families living at Andrew Provan House, many of whom have suffered abuse and been made homeless.

The crisis has had a profound impact on the voluntary sector, devastating fundraising for many charities, even those working on the frontline in the social care and health sectors. We launched an emergency appeal in April, to help us to raise the funds needed to cover the additional costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other related supplies vital for keeping our clients, and the staff who care for them, safe and healthy.

Nine months in and we still need to maintain high levels of equipment, as the pandemic continues to keep us all on high alert. With the support of generous donors, such as the Swire Charitable Trust, we have managed to keep up with the high demand for PPE. The extra income raised has quite literally saved lives and given our clients and staff peace of mind.

Knowing that clients are being kept safe, our staff have been able to focus on finding creative ways to keep clients stimulated and occupied. Keeping calm and reducing stress are critical factors in helping our clients to cope through these difficult months.

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Swire Charitable Trust. It’s a positive note on which to end this most challenging of years. We look forward to the future with optimism and hope that we will continue to succeed in our mission to enable our clients to lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible


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