Pictured with representatives from the Good Cause's group is Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham Council and Richard Smith, Operations Director of Aspers

Pictured with representatives from the Good Cause's group is Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham Council and Richard Smith, Operations Director of Aspers

ASPERS GOOD CAUSES FUND HELPS NEWHAM GROUPS HIT A NEW JACKPOT

A special event was held Thursday 29 September at Aspers Casino, Westfield Stratford, to celebrate the groups who received funding after receiving a share of £100,000 as part of the Aspers Good Causes Fund. In total the 18 groups have been awarded between £990 and £7,900.

The Aspers Good Causes Fund provides a variety of help to these organisations working in the fields of art, dance, music, youth, sport, health and the environment. Organisations like Ambition Aspire Achieve provide opportunties for disadvantaged young people who experience mental health issues and Newham Stroke Club that help people provide peer support regarding health and to raise awareness of the causes of stroke.

Among the successful groups were Skills Enterprise who received a grant that will go to providing opportunities for the homeless and enhance their employment prospects.

Malathy Muthu, Project Manager of Skills Enterprise, said: “Thanks to this grant, we can now offer crisis support, develop skills, volunteering opportunities and improve partnership working with community organisations to help vulnerable people to bring positive significant sustainable difference in their lives.”

Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said: “I am delighted that once again Aspers and the Council have worked together to support a wide range of groups delivering initiatives helping to enhance the quality of life of our residents.