Lottery award to fund volunteer training for King’s Lynn charity

Solace End of Life Support awarded �10k National Lottery grant, office at Yours Business Networks, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn.
Shelley Lamprell-Josephs (founder) ANL-161208-180840009
Solace End of Life Support awarded �10k National Lottery grant, office at Yours Business Networks, Tuesday Market Place, Lynn. Shelley Lamprell-Josephs (founder) ANL-161208-180840009
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A Lynn charity has outlined its plans for training volunteers to support people living with terminal illnesses in West Norfolk.

Solace End of Life Support, which was formed in January, has received just under £10,000 through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme to fund the work.

A launch event will take place at the Yours Business Network centre in the Tuesday Market Place, where the charity has its office, on September 29 and the training programme is expected to start early next year.

And founder Shelley Lamprell-Josephs hopes the model can eventually spread across the county and beyond.

She said: “It’s fantastic to get the support of the lottery. Gertting the project going has been possible because of that and the fact they believed in us.”

The charity will offer a range of free services to people living with terminal conditions, including counselling, practical help and one to one home support. It also offers respite help for carers.

Mrs Lamprell-Josephs said the idea for the charity came from her work in the palliative care sector.

She said: “It just felt like there were a lot of gaps, a lot of need for this kind of support.”

The group currently has five volunteers and is looking to recruit more. Anyone interested should email admin@endoflifesupport.org.uk