Charity for women with learning difficulties in Canning Town gets cash boost

A charity supporting women with learning difficulties got a �2,000 cash boost to run a healthy living project.

The money has allowed The Powerhouse, based at St. Luke’s Community Centre in Tarling Road, Canning Town, to run a healthy living project for its members, included sessions on exercise, meditation, gardening and cookery skills.

Nithya Nadar from The Powerhouse said: “Group activities such as these help reduce the levels of depression, anxiety and stress people with learning difficulties often feel, and help improve their confidence.”

The money came from a community fund created by members of the Co-operative Group, who elect to donate all, or part of their twice-yearly dividend payments directly to the scheme.

The funds are then shared with community projects, such as The Powerhouse, across the country.

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Each year local projects can apply for �100 to �2,000 available from a �200,000 pot.

Visit or phone 0161 827 5879 for an application form.

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