Liverpool Ladies footballer hands £5000 Santander cheque over to local charity

A project that runs activities for the over 55s in Liverpool has received a £5000 cash boost from the Santander Foundation.

The money was donated from the Foundation’s Community Plus initiative and has given regulars at a monthly tea dance, run by Kaleidoscope Integrate (KI) in north Liverpool, an extra spring in their step.

A cheque was presented this week to Liverpool Lighthouse in Anfield with Liverpool Ladies goalkeeper Danielle Gibbons at the handover to give her support to the scheme.

Dr Modupe Omideyi, CEO of the Liverpool Lighthouse charity said:

“This is a really successful programme with activities including weekly craft & fashion workshops, development and training of the volunteers who run KI and an extremely popular tea dance.

“It means people living in the community can meet other people and help each other by sharing experiences. Advice is also available about housing, health and money matters.”

Julie Galvin from the Walton Vale branch of Santander said:

“Community Plus allows our staff to nominate local charities that are most in need of assistance. We’re really pleased we can help make a difference to such a worthwhile project.

“Staff from the branch are also on hand at the monthly event to advise people living in the community about financial matters.”

The Community Plus fund provides grants of up to £5000 to small, local charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.

Liverpool Lighthouse is the UK’s first dedicated urban gospel arts centre which has been helping to inspire hundreds of disaffected young people and provide skills training for adults since opening in 1998.

Anyone who would like to get involved can email KI manager Elizabeth Wilhelm

More information about the project can be found by visiting or by calling 0151 476 2342. You can also follow us on Twitter @LivLighthouse.

For more information about the Santander Foundation visit