Community fund grants allocated to four good causes

A LONG-established charity for people with sight loss has received the top award from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

The £3,000 for 4SIGHT, based in Ham Road, Shoreham, will mean the charity can maintain its outreach work and continue to support individuals and groups in the area.

Chief Executive Martin Pearson said: “A really big thank you to all our supporters in the community who voted for us.

“The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to 4SIGHT, supporting our outreach team and volunteers and making a real impact on the lives of hundreds of people with sight loss in Shoreham and the local area.”

Four good causes were shortlisted in the area, with amounts of £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 and £500 allocated in order of public votes.

Shoreham Football Club received £2,000 towards three new outdoor floodlights. The club said this would mean it could offer more coaching time for the community, especially young players, throughout the year.

Emmaus Brighton and Hove was awarded £1,000 for its Greenhouse Community Food Garden in Portslade and Brackenbury Primary School PTFA received £500 towards playground equipment for older pupils at the Portslade school.