Kings Lynn Charity saved by Lottery funds

December 28, 2011 by  

A charity in Kings Lynn that was facing closure due to withdrawal of funds has had new life breathed into it thanks to a grant from the Lottery.

Norfolk-based charity One-to-One works throughout the region to offer support to people with social problems and mental health issues. The charity has operated in Kings Lynn for the last 28 years but recently it had crucial funding withdrawn and found itself facing the possibility of having to shut down. Luckily, a last-minute ray of light came in the form of a £330,000 grant from the Lottery, meaning that One-to-One is able to continue the good work that it is currently doing in Norfolk.

The chairman of trustees for One-to-One is Nell Steele. Speaking to Lynn news, Steele said:

“We have a very dedicated team of staff and volunteers so we are delighted they are able to continue their vital work,” said Nell Steele, chairman of the trustees which oversees the charity. But even more welcome is that we can now plan to expand our client venues to other places within the borough.”

Many charities use local print shops in Kings Lynn to facilitate their print needs, producing flyers, posters and banners to support fundraising events and to raise awareness of the work that is being done. Without vital funding, it would not be possible to produce such communications.

One-to-One now hopes to expand on the work it has been doing to reach more people in need of their support and to provide services that the NHS is unable to cater for, such as long-term counselling.