A drop-in centre supporting the Armed Forces community has been awarded a £2000 grant.
The Bridge For Heroes drop-in centre in King’s Lynn has got the money from the Norfolk Community Foundation to run a warm space with food and drink for the local community in February and March.
The charity already provides mental health and wellbeing support at its drop-in centre on South Clough Lane in King’s Lynn.
Staff and volunteers say they are on hand to provide a friendly face, a cup of tea, or even a game of dominoes! As with many charities, The Bridge relies on external grants and fundraising to pay for the service it delivers. This boost from Norfolk Community Foundation’s Community Hot-Spot programme will allow the continued provision of the service across the winter months.
Helen Taylor, Chief Executive of The Bridge for Heroes, said: ‘The value of sharing a meal in a warm space cannot be over-stated. We are grateful for the grants that enable us to continue offering this simple, but not insignificant, act of hospitality.’