Elderly support group Armley Helping Hands is celebrating after being awarded £2,000 following a public vote.
The organisation will put the money towards their minibus appeal, which is an essential resource for older people and the community.
Armley Helping Hands supports older people living in Armley and Wortley by providing a range of services, advice, support and varied social and healthy living activities, enabling older people to live independently and to pro-actively participate within their own communities.
Money was awarded from Provident’s Good Neighbour Community Programme. Armley Helping Hands was nominated online by supporters and local residents and after a public vote was selected as one of four winners from a shortlist of 12 organisations across Scotland and the North.
Mrs Hazel Boutle, Chairperson at Armley Helping Hands, said:
“We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the community. This funding will enable us to get closer to our Minibus Appeal target of £25,000. Our Community Transport is an essential service to enable older people and community groups to engage with in their community and have community ownership.”
Andy Parkinson, Provident Home Credit Director, commented:
“It is great to see such a deserving organisation come top of the public vote to win funding from our Good Neighbour Programme, which is dedicated to recognising projects and organisations, no matter how small, which bring about positive changes in their local communities.”