BestLife benefits from Earl Shilton Building Society donation

We are providing funds to support a new Leicestershire charity.

Earl Shilton Building Society is providing funds to support a new Leicestershire charity which offers drop-in wellbeing sessions for people with long term health conditions.

The Society, which has branches in Earl Shilton and Barwell, offers locally-based good causes the opportunity to apply for funding through its ‘In the Community’ programme. The donation to BestLife provided through the scheme will pay for a new advertising board to be displayed outside the drop-in session venues, raising awareness of BestLife’s services.

BestLife has been operating for just over a year and its services cater for members of the community with chronic health conditions impacting upon their quality of life, including those who have suffered strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Arthritis and heart disease. A range of complementary therapies, administered by skilled therapists, is available for clients at the drop-in sessions.

BestLife’s Audrey Larkins said: “BestLife is run entirely by volunteers so we are delighted with the generous donation from the Earl Shilton Building Society.  We hope to be able to reach as many people as possible to increase awareness of our services and the new ‘A’ frame board that we can now purchase will go some way to achieving this aim.”

Earl Shilton Building Society’s Chief Executive, Paul Tilley, said: “Reaching out to the local community is an important part of our ethos, and the work that BestLife is doing for those in need of support is something that we are proud to put our ‘In the community’ funding behind.”

Any local group interested in taking advantage of the ‘In the community’ fund can apply via the Society’s website. Requests will be reviewed regularly with a decision made on individual merits and funding availability.

All types of community groups, charitable organisations, teams, clubs and schools can take part. To ensure the scheme remains truly local, applications will only be accepted from postcodes beginning with LE, CV9 to CV13 or DE11 to DE15.