SOLD - LOWESTOFT
SOLD (Special Projects for Local Disabled) is based In Lowestoft, a town in which Pye had once a significant presence, manufacturing televisions there for over 30 years. The SOLD charity provides disabled people with the opportunity to access a range of facilities and work on projects in a workshop environment. Skills on offer, with support if needed, include metal working, woodworking, sign writing, knitwear and gardening. Service users are encouraged to be as hands on as possible. All this can help the individuals grow in self-esteem and confidence.
Recent reduction in numbers and a threatening large rent increase have placed the business in a weak position. In order to help the charity to continue to operate prior to its movement to alternative premises, the Foundation trustees agreed to make an immediate donation of £6,000.