firm gives town disability group an £820 boost
One of the area's biggest employers has this week donated
more than £800 to Burnham-On-Sea's Gateway Club.
Isleport Foods has handed over a cheque for £820 to the
club to help fund its annual summer trip for adults
with learning disabilities.
Isleport Foods spokeswoman Sue Marsh told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"As one of the largest local employers, we are proud to support
community projects within Burnham and Highbridge. It is important
to us that our employees choose which projects we support, and
we have a charity committee made up of eight employees."
"All employees are able to suggest a project to support
but the committee specify that it must be local, receive little
funding from elsewhere and support local people. Tina visited
the Gateway Club and suggested the project to the committee who
all felt that it was a great project to support as it absolutely
matched their criteria."
"We wanted to fund a specific event or piece of equipment
rather than just make a donation so it was suggested that we fund
the transport for their annual trip. We donated a total of £820
to cover the cost of the coach."
Gateway Club last
year celebrated its 30th anniversary and provides social activities
for local adults with learning disabilities.
doantion was presented to the club's leaders by Tina
Keatley (Isleport Charity committee member) and Sue Marsh, Isleport's