THE Sussex Community Foundation has awarded TLC – a charity helping people in the community - £4,000 from the Lisbet Rausing Hospice Fund.
TLC - Tending, Listening and Comforting - is a Bordon-based charity founded in 2010 by Jacinta Grange-Bennett, a nurse from King Edward VII Hospital.
It recruits volunteers willing to give up three hours each week to support people with life-limiting conditions as well as their family carers.
They also help and support people who are housebound.
Elderly members of the community or those suffering from an illness can often feel isolated.
TLC recently received Big Lottery funding from the Reaching Community Grant, to enable the charity to reach people within a 25 mile radius of their office in Bordon, taking in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
It does, however, have to raise more funds in order to provide its services.
TLC also offers free complementary therapies for their clients and family carers.
Unpaid family carers save the government £119bn a year, but many feel exhausted and forgotten, so some relaxing treatment benefits both them and the person they look after.
If you would like to be a volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01420 477231.
Full training is given and volunteers are matched with their clients and supported along the way by the team.
For further information see www.hospiceservices.org.uk