Lord Lieutenant of Rutland guest of honour for afternoon tea to celebrate massive lottery boost
Headway Leicester, a local charity supporting people with acquired brain injuries celebrated their recent Big Lottery Fund grant in style with an afternoon tea party at Headway House, their base in Evington. The charity’s President, Dr. Laurence Howard OBE JP, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, joined the staff, clients, volunteers and friends to toast the award of £146,295. for their ‘Woodwork: Skills for Life’ project. The grant secures the future of the woodwork room for five years, funding salaries, equipment and materials.
Dr. Howard spent the afternoon chatting to clients about their woodwork projects, and helping Woodwork Supervisor Maryanne Mc Ginn put up the coveted new ‘Big Lottery Funded’ plaque. The event was organised by Alison Leight, the Charity’s Fundraiser, ably assisted by the staff team and volunteers who produced some delicious cakes and treats.
With thanks to Sainsbury’s Local Hamilton for providing treats, and also Bostick Findley Ltd. and The Timber Centre for supporting the woodwork project.