Each month Shoreham Port receives a number of donation requests from local and national charities. Where possible, the Port aims to support charities in the local area and in particular, small charities that they have not sponsored before.
In March, Katie Orchin from Shoreham Port met two members of the team from The Grace Eyre Foundation and invited the charity to write into the Port to tell them more about the work at the Foundation, based in Hove.
The Grace Eyre Foundation help people with learning disabilities in Brighton and Hove and across Sussex gain independence, obtain housing, find employment and join their activities. The Foundation provides a huge range of activities to members including creative arts, work and skills, sport and leisure, and healthy lives.
Shoreham Port were delighted to offer their support to The Grace Eyre Foundation and see their donation used to help fund one of the many projects happening at the Foundation this month.
Tope Osho from The Grace Eyre Foundation commented “We are thrilled to receive this generous donation and I would like to thank the team at Shoreham Port on behalf of the service users, volunteers and staff members here at The Grace Eyre Foundation. The support of local people and organisations is vital to our work in helping people with learning disabilities achieve their dreams and we look forward to working in partnership with Shoreham Port over the coming months.”
Katie Orchin, Marketing & Communications Executive at Shoreham Port added “It was fantastic to meet Catriona and Maxine from The Grace Eyre Foundation. As soon as they started telling me about the great work carried out at the Foundation, I knew this would be a cause we would love to support.”
Over the next few weeks Shoreham Port will be launching an online enquiry form to make managing the volume of requests easier, to ensure that they can continue to work with a large number of local charities. Details of the enquiry form will be published on the Port’s Twitter page @shoreham_port and on their website www.shoreham-port.co.uk.