Blesma Brunches given National Lottery boost
The Midland Area’s Blesma Brunch project has received a financial boost from the National Lottery. The grant, which is worth almost £10,000, will enable Midlands’ BSO Sam Wileman and Outreach Officer Vanessa Lucas to bring even more Members together in the local community.
The brunches allow Members to meet each other over a cuppa and a snack. As well as spending time socialising, the Members gain confidence and conquer isolation by making new friends and finding support from like-minded people.
“The brunches have proven to be really popular,” said Vanessa. “For those of our Members who don’t get out of their house on a regular basis, the brunches are the highlight of their month. These Members are extremely appreciative of the chance to meet other people who are in similar situations. If these brunches make a small difference, then Blesma is doing its job.”
The funding will enable the Midlands team to organise more brunches in 2020, including a new supper club for Members who aren’t able to attend during the day.
“We can’t thank the players of the National Lottery enough,” said Vanessa. “This grant will make such a difference to the lives of Blesma Members in our area. Everyone associated with the Midlands Area is overwhelmed!”