The funding will enable a two-year project, which will run regular social sessions for the residents in the Balmoral Road area in Southend. The idea has come from participants directly, and the project aims to build stronger connections between neighbours in the community. Beneficiaries will shape the content of the sessions including coffee mornings and cookery sessions. Community champions will help to engage wider community members to become involved within the project.
Chris Lunn, The Health Lottery in the East spokesperson, said: “The funds raised through The Health Lottery in the East are changing and improving lives. It was clear that supporting Active Life for a Healthier You CIC would have great benefit to the community. To date, over £100 million has been raised through The Health Lottery for good causes across Great Britain, of which £7.7 million has been raised for the East. We hope to make even more for good causes when Health Lottery East opens in December.”
Health Lottery East is benefitting from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws being held between 1 December and 31 December 2018. You can buy Health Lottery tickets in advance for these draws online at www.healthlottery.co.uk, or from more than 32,000 local retailers including The Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith.