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Two Ryedale Charities Get £300,000 of Lottery Cash

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12:05am 16th July 2013

Two Ryedale charities have been given more than £300,000 of lottery cash.

Sight Support Ryedale has received £54,500 to continue and develop a range of activity support services for adults who are visually impaired and living in the rural locations of Malton and Pickering in North Yorkshire. The project will continue to host leisure activities, excursions, socialising and informative events including yoga and swimming sessions and book and walking groups, specifically tailored for those with sight loss. Alongside this, the funding will help the project to increase its capacity and raise its profile, including the recruitment of eight new volunteers and the development of a befriending service.

Older people will also benefit from today’s round of Reaching Communities funding as RYECAT Ltd Ryedale is awarded £276,220. The funding will enable them to continue an existing project that provides a community transport service for those living in rural isolation. The project will offer a range of transport options including journeys for hospital and medical appointments and group travel to social events or shopping trips. The service will also benefit people with disabilities and those subject to mobility issues without affordable means of alternative travel.

Caroline James, Big Lottery Fund regional spokesperson said: “All projects receiving Lottery good cause funding today are very much about providing people with positive opportunities enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives. These projects will mean people feel much less isolated and more confident in their communities.”

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