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Grant gives a lift to Great Yarmouth charity centre

PUBLISHED: 15:05 08 November 2017

Centre 81 member Phyllis Yates in the new hoist with skills and activities manager Julie Charles(right) and facilitator Lois Nelson (left) Photo: TMS Media

Centre 81 member Phyllis Yates in the new hoist with skills and activities manager Julie Charles(right) and facilitator Lois Nelson (left) Photo: TMS Media

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A centre supporting disabled people has been given a lift with a £1,500 grant to buy a new hoist.

Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth provides activities and skills sessions for 70 members living with disabilities resulting from illness or accident.

The hoist allows some less able members to spend time in comfortable chairs instead of their wheelchairs. Staff also need the hoist to help them with routine toilet trips and clothes changing.

One of the centre’s four hoists has been replaced after receiving a grant from Norfolk-based Boshier-Hinton Foundation grant-making trust which aims to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Founder trustee Peter Boshier said: “We have given around £2.5m worth of grants during the 12 years we have been running, and are delighted to hear we are making a difference at places like Centre 81.”

Chief executive Diana Staines said: ”Funding for Centre 81 is tight, so we are really grateful for grants such as this to help with replacement equipment.”

Learn more about Centre 81 and its work at www.centre81.co.uk and the Boshier-Hinton Foundation at www.boshier-hinton.org.uk

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