Mum's Army will be using their donation to fund a meal delivery service for NHS staff at the ITU in Basildon Hospital. The provide 30+ meals 5 days a week and hope to expand their service to start providing 50+ meals 7 days a week.
We will be donating £50 per week to buy fresh food for their home made meals.
The Wickford Talking Newspaper will be using their donation to fund some new equipment. The new equipment will allow them to continue their talking newspaper service from home for the blind community in Basildon and Wickford.
BOSP (Brighter Opportunities for Special People) will be using their donation to fund the set up of 3 laptops. They had the laptops donated and now require them to be set up with the appropriate software and security for the service they provide.
We really hope this will get them set to continue their good work throughout the current pandemic.
The 2nd of Gateways Donations will fund a new scheme being set up allowing people who may be lonely during isolation the chance to be donated a radio. This will be aimed at people who don't have radios or TVs mainly in care homes around Basildon. We look forward to hearing about their stories soon
Shotgate Community Association will be using these funds to subsidise the wages of their caretaker. As the only member of staff needed to continue to work but no income from hires of the hall, the association are short of some funds to pay the caretaker. Therefore this grant will make up the shortfall for a period of time.
Gateway 97.8 will be using the 1st of their 2 donations to fund some new equipment for their Radio Club. The new equipment will allow the club to continue through the COVID-19 Lockdown. Some new microphones and software are being purchased to allow the club members to broadcast from home