Diane Virden, Mark Le Sage, Louise Neal and Simon Lord.

Project’s thanks to helpers

Special thanks have been given to volunteers who have helped Ella’s Project to aid the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The group, which is part of The Rightside Trust, has made a number of donations of items including protective equipment it sourced, particularly to healthcare workers.

Mark Le Sage, who runs the project named after his daughter, recently thanked four key volunteers.

Simon Lord, Louise Neal and Diane Virden all helped with fundraising and volunteering.

Mark said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the South Holland community during the dark days of lockdown and I’m very grateful to Simon, Louise and Diane for their combined efforts in helping to support our NHS staff and key workers.”

Mark with Laura Bailey of Precision Workwear Ltd.

He also thanked county councillors Angela Newton and Elizabeth Sneath for their support, allowing Ella’s Project to purchase some Hi Vis jackets from Precision Workwear Ltd.

Mark is, however, on the lookout for more funding as the annual Halloween fundraiser concert for the project by his band Zebra has had to be cancelled. The Christmas event may also have to cancel.

“We are only a small charity and rely on donations and fund raising events to survive,” Mark continued. “If we are unable to secure funding soon we may not be here sadly this time next year.”

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