Ruth welcomes news of funding boost to support people affected by cancer

Ruth Cadbury MP has welcomed the news that the Mulberry Centre, the local cancer support charity in Isleworth, will benefit from new funding that will launch a pilot program to provide welfare and benefit advice surgeries.  This is thanks to funds raised by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

Based in the grounds of West Middlesex University Hospital, the Mulberry Centre, offers information, complementary therapies and emotional support for anyone affected by cancer. They were recently awarded £18,600 from People's Postcode Trust, a grant giving trust funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery, for its pilot project.

The surgeries will support individuals dealing with a cancer diagnosis, helping them cope with job loss, housing issues and financial worries.

Congratulating the organisation, Ruth Cadbury MP said:

"I'm delighted that the Mulberry Centre has been successful in its bid for funding from People's Postcode Trust.

"Having visited the Mulberry Centre I know that they are doing amazing work helping those affected by cancer and this funding boost will allow them to pilot this fantastic initiative, which make a real difference to people affected by cancer."

Katherine Sellar, Community Programmes Advisor at People's Postcode Lottery, said:

"It's not just players that win with People's Postcode Lottery - charities do too.

"The Mulberry Centre's pilot welfare and benefits advice surgeries will provide a long-term positive impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. I'm thrilled that players of People's Postcode Lottery are supporting this good cause."

Last year, more than £8 million raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery was distributed to grassroots projects, just like the Mulberry Centre, across Britain.

The next opportunity for local charities and good causes to apply for funding will be in August 2020. Funding is available through three trusts, with each supporting projects focused on different themes. Those interested in local funding opportunities can find out more by visiting the trusts' websites:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk
www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk
www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk