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Fakenham charity First Focus celebrates cash boost for unemployment services

PUBLISHED: 10:45 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:12 28 September 2018

First Focus managing co-ordinator April Simnor. The Fakenham charity has received a £3,300 boost from building society The Nottingham. 
Picture: MATTHEW USHER

First Focus managing co-ordinator April Simnor. The Fakenham charity has received a £3,300 boost from building society The Nottingham. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

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Fakenham charity First Focus has received a £3,300 cash boost, thanks to their local branch of building society The Nottingham.

The information and advice centre, which was set up in 2002, supports thousands of vulnerable and disabled people and their carers in the Fakenham area by offering advice, running clubs and support groups and organising social events.

The Nottingham Fakenham branch manager Claire Brown (centre) presenting a cheque to First Focus staff members April Simnor (left) and Clarissa Belson. 
Photo: THE NOTTINGHAM

Claire Brown (centre of photo) handed the donation over to the charity�s April Simnor (left) and Clarissa Belson.The Nottingham Fakenham branch manager Claire Brown (centre) presenting a cheque to First Focus staff members April Simnor (left) and Clarissa Belson. Photo: THE NOTTINGHAM Claire Brown (centre of photo) handed the donation over to the charity�s April Simnor (left) and Clarissa Belson.

It was one of nine good causes across the country to receive Grants for Good awards totalling £32,000 from The Nottingham.

Fakenham assistant branch manager Claire Brown presented the cheque to First Focus staff members April Simnor and Clarissa Belson, who said the cash would be used to help the charity continue their work with job centres and colleges to provide unemployed people with online training courses, life skills, job applications and CV writing.

To find out more about First Focus services, visit www.firstfocus.org.uk

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