Lynne Featherstone MP meets with Family Fund representative

Lynne Featherstone MPLiberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone last week met with Clare Kassa, a representative from the Family Fund charity.

The Family Fund provides grants to low-income families that are raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

This year to date, the Fund has given grants to 73 families in Lynne Featherstone’s constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green. The money has been put towards items like cookers and beds, and also on family breaks.

The Family Fund is a registered charity, funded by the Government. In 2011-12, the Fund distributed over £33 million to over 59,000 families across the UK.

Clare Kassa, Regional Manager for the Family Fund, said:

“The Family Fund seeks to make a difference to the lives of disabled children, young people and their families, through giving grants for essential items like washing machines, cookers, bedding and much needed family breaks.

“It was great to meet Lynne Featherstone and discuss the work of the Fund. She was really interested in our work and I’m glad she will be passing on information about us to her constituents.”

Following the meeting, Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“It was great to hear about the work of the Family Fund, particularly the differences they have made to the lives of many of my constituents.

“Low income families with disabled children can struggle to get by. It is heart-warming to know that there is a charity which gives so generously to these families.

“I wish the Fund all the best for the future, and encourage all my constituents who think they may be eligible to take a closer look at the website.”