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Fleet Lions receive £6,000 funding through the Housing Trailblazer project 
Fleet Lions have received £6,000 funding from Hart District Council which will be given to The Lions Community Store to provide household goods to assist in preventing and alleviating homelessness.  
 
The charity recycles redundant household goods, appliances, clothing and other items free of charge to benefit genuinely needy people in the area and thereby reduce unnecessary waste to the advantage of the environment. 
 
The Hart District Council Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer was set up in 2017 to deliver holistic support for people who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness, with help that extends beyond simply addressing housing related problems, so that wider support needs can be identified and met. 
 
Cllr Stuart Bailey, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Hart District Council, said: “The Lions Community Store will use this funding to go towards delivery charges to relevant Hart and Rushmoor residents and assist in purchasing essential small electrical appliances such as toasters, kettles, and basic microwaves. They will also use a proportion to support the Community Store’s annual premises and vehicle running costs. This funding is just one of a range of projects that has been successfully delivered by the Housing Trailblazer team.” 
 
Beverley Allardice MBE, Founder and Manager of The Lions Community Store, said: “The funding will greatly assist us in helping hard pressed families in times of increasing demand. We appreciate the work of Hart District Council in their continued efforts to publicise the need of donations and contributions into the charity.” 
 
For more information about the work of Fleet Lions Community Store, visit their website here
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