ExxonMobil Fawley supports local community groups

Families Matter, a charity offering support to a wide range of people across the Hythe and Waterside area of Southampton, has been given a welcome boost with a £1,750 contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley. The funds will help support a Women’s Wellbeing Group, ‘Hythe Huddle’ and ‘the Memory Group’, which together provide regular support to around 70 households.

ExxonMobil Fawley supports local community groups

Julia Cross, Families Matter project manager, said: “This contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley will go a long way in helping us to continue our much-valued work. As a small charity, this money means a lot, especially at such a difficult time.”

The Women’s Wellbeing group provides a weekly opportunity for women with mental health needs to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee. The group is led by qualified mental health experts and members learn about healthy activities that will enhance their mental wellbeing.

‘The Memory Group’ offers a weekly session of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia, which is proven to reduce mental decline and aid wellbeing. The ‘Hythe Huddle’ is a larger group also catering for people with dementia and their carers by providing entertainment.

Alison Jones, ExxonMobil Fawley’s community affairs manager, said: “We are very happy to have been able to give Families Matter a helping hand at a difficult time. The last year has been incredibly challenging for charities. We hope this contribution from the Fawley site will help the continuation of these vital community services as soon as circumstances allow.”

To discover more about Families Matter and its services, telephone 02380 207623 or email office.fm.hurc@gmail.com.



Image:  Families Matter

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