Friends of Firs Farm in Enfield and Teens Unite Fighting Cancer in Hoddesdon have been awarded £7,500 worth of product each from TG Lynes, the heating, plumbing and air movement supplier, to breathe fresh life into their facilities, having been chosen via the company’s inaugural Helping Hands competition.
Hearts and Helpers Charity, an Enfield-based grassroots charity set up to support people affected by poverty, homelessness and insecure housing, has also won £1,000 worth of building materials as a runner-up prize.
Andrew Ingram, Managing Director at TG Lynes, said: “We are delighted to announce our Helping Hands winners. We launched Helping Hands to celebrate our 110th anniversary in 2022 and to support good causes in our area at a very difficult time.”
Friends of Firs Farm has developed a disused green area at Firs Farm Wetlands and Playing Fields into a thriving space that is enjoyed by the local community. The volunteers are planning to create a community hub and cafe adjacent to the wetlands and the TG Lynes prize will help with that.
Teens Unite brings together teenagers fighting cancer to help with physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The charity has taken over The Old Police Station in Hoddesdon and is using it as a cafe and shop. The Helping Hands funding will allow Teens Unite to improve the facility by repairing the roof and installing new toilets.
Lesley Morris, Head of Trust Income & Partnerships at Teens Unite, said: “We are incredibly grateful to TG Lynes for their support, which will make a real difference to the Old Police Station and the services we can offer. We are here to help teenagers and young people at a difficult time in their lives. It’s great to have the backing of TG Lynes.”