A WORCESTER charity has received £5,000 in funding to refurbish its kitchen to teach cooking skills to children with disabilities.
New Hope Worcestershire, a charity that supports families with children who have various disabilities and complex health care needs, recently received the donation from the Santander Foundation.
The grant will be used to renovate the Wells Road charity’s kitchen, which is used to teach the children independent living skills through cooking lessons.
It also aims to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children to play and learn freely.
The Santander Foundation offers ‘Discovery Grants’ to charities across the UK to help disadvantaged people in local communities.
Jean Wilson MBE, founder of New Hope, said: “We’re delighted to receive the grant from the Santander Foundation. The donation means the children will now have a fully functioning kitchen where they can prepare dishes and bake cakes, which is something they particularly enjoy.”
James Crawford, branch director at Santander Worcester, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK.
“Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community, so we’re delighted to be supporting New Hope Worcestershire and hope the donation makes a real difference to the children.”