TWO charities have received funding from the Wokingham Lions Club to help the community.

The club have donated £500 to two local charities, which are Daisy’s Dream and Involve Community Services.

Cheques were presented to representatives of the charities by Debbie Slay, the president o the Wokingham Lions Club.

Ellen Ludlow, fundraiser for Daisy’s Dream believes that the money will help a family for one year.

She said: “ We are a small local charity, based in Twyford that started 22 years ago, Daisy’s Dream gives support to children and families throughout Berkshire who have been bereaved.

“Advice and support are provided to more than 700 children each year. This £500 will support a family for one year.”

Involve Community Services are planning to use the money for their Community Navigation Scheme to allow residents to receive help and support for a range of issues.

Philip Cook, general manager for Involve Community Services, said: “We are a unique charity, now in our 40th year. We support other local charities and community groups.

“This £500 will be used for our Community Navigation Scheme, which helps people navigate to find help and support for a variety of issues, such as self-care, social care, housing, anxiety and mental health.

“People can access the service through a referral from a GP, social worker, family member or a self-referral.”

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