Local charity banks £10,000 from the Santander Foundation
07 June 2012
A Leicester charity that provides a lifeline to local people affected by sight loss has banked a £10,000 donation from the Santander Foundation to enable the charity to fund a new programme of workshops and activities for its members.
Vista provides services to almost 6,000 blind and partially sighted people living in Leicestershire and Rutland and believe that visually impaired people should be empowered to live as independently as possible. Thanks to the donation, new learning opportunities will be on offer to the charity's members including gardening, cooking, health based learning and arts & crafts.
Jenny Pearce, Chief Executive Officer at Vista said: "We are delighted to have received this very generous donation from the Santander Foundation. The funding will provide our members with the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills, enabling them to share valuable and fun experiences building their confidence, independence and reducing the social isolation that many feel."
Anoushka Brown, Communications Manager at Santander said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes around the UK to support disadvantaged people through education and training projects. We are delighted to be supporting Vista with their new activities programme and hope that many people find it of great benefit."