Community couple get YouCan boost

Dave and Angela Gallagher live in Lichfield and love to fundraise. Both suffer from poor health so “it gives us something to take our minds off our illnesses and we like to help the community.” Having run successful table top sales on Sundays at Curborough Community Centre, they came up with the idea of a summer fete but were unable to raise the funding themselves. Angela says: “We live in the same street as Marie Bull from Bromford and she told us that we could apply for funding from YouCan. We didn’t know anything about it and have funded things ourselves in the past so it was a real help to have the £300 grant.” The £300 YouCan grant went towards the costs of advertising, refreshments & entertainment costs. The fete was held in July and was a huge success. Lots of people from the community had stalls in the hall and North Lichfield Initiative - a volunteer-led group supporting one of the most deprived areas in Lichfield – and the local community police got involved too. Dave says: “The weather was against us but despite that we had a great time and made a clear profit of £444 which was shared between Curborough Centre and North Lichfield Initiative.” The much needed funds raised will help the two charities with their on-going work for the residents of Lichfield. Both community organisations support and deliver community activities across a number of Bromford communities, with quite a few Bromford customers volunteering to support both initiatives. Dave continues: “Everybody thought the day was wonderful and wanted to do one again which we had booked but unfortunately have since had to cancel due to ill health. “However if that [...]