Harborough charity supports another local charity's transport scheme and mental health project

Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity is to give funds into a key local charity to help cover its running costs.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:10 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:11 am
Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity is to give funding to Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL).

The historic organisation has a long association with Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL).

It’s currently supporting its highly successful transport scheme and mental health project.

VASL manager Maureen O’Malley said: “We operate in the Harborough area providing support and projects for older people, family carers, young carers and people with mental health issues as well as providing our transport scheme.

“This helps people who might be isolated to get out and provides transport to doctor and hospital appointments.”

She added: “Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity have been an absolute boon to VASL.

“They have provided funding for a number of projects over the years.

“Obviously like all organisations we have overheads which include running our offices and paying for administration staff.

“This funding will help us to focus on the important work we do in the community.”

Guy Hartopp, chairman of the Market Harborough and the Bowdens’ Appeals Committee, said: “VASL does fantastic work in the Harborough area across a wide range of people in the community.

“Their objectives align very closely with ours and we are delighted to be supporting them in this way.”

You can see a video interview with Maureen O’Malley talking about the work of VASL by visiting the MHBC YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Ir_eGXxKdQU