Abbey Charitable Trust is to fund a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) based at Great Ormond Street Hospital which will help patients and their families, no matter where they live in the UK.
This the second venture in the Trust’s 2008 three year funding project. It will donate £150,000 over the course of three years as part of its scheme to help fund innovative community projects.
Alan Eagle, Manager of Abbey Charitable Trust said: “When selecting charitable organisations for funding we look for innovative, community focused projects that provide disadvantaged people with positive advice and assistance.
“The Great Ormond Street Hospital Citizens Advice Bureau is a perfect fit with our criteria because it will offer practical resources and support during difficult times for patients’ parents, family members and carers from all over the UK. With our three year commitment we are helping to ensure that it becomes a lasting resource for the community.”
Abbey’s Charitable Trust operates mainly in the seven UK areas where Abbey has a significant staff presence – Belfast, Bradford, Glasgow, London (Camden), Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Teesside. This year the Trust will donate £2.7 million to charities. Donations can be given to projects that support disadvantaged people through: education and training; community regeneration and financial advice.