Port giant's latest show of support for Immingham community group One Voice

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 15 May 2017

AN IMMINGHAM community group has been given the support of port giant ABP.

ABP Humber has agreed to support Immingham community engagement group, One Voice, for the next three years.

This will be a combination of hands-on help and financial assistance.

ABP will donate £4,000 to the group every year for the next three years in order to support regional community projects.

They will also help supply volunteers for help with manual projects.

One Voice was formed in Immingham in 2009. They were aided by funding from the Immingham 100 celebrations which took place five years ago.

The celebrations saw ABP raise an impressive £121,500 for the Immingham Legacy Fund which donates to charitable causes in Immingham and the surrounding areas.

ABP initially donated £87,000 to One Voice, which over the past five years has supported and set up some extraordinary community projects.

One such example is the Garden of Remembrance, based at the Mill Lane cemetery in Immingham.

SERENE: The Garden of Remembrance.

The project was started after a request was submitted to create a tranquil area where people can remember loved ones they have lost.

The serene area was completed last May and cost £12,500.

It aims to bring solace and comfort to the Immingham community for years to come.

Elaine Norton, chair of Immingham One Voice, said: "The Immingham 100 fund has been of great value to the community in relation to encouraging and supporting activities which promote health and wellbeing in our community.

"As a town with limited resources, local groups are essential for opportunities within our town.

"We are extremely grateful for ABP's continued support with our community group as we would not have been able to achieve anywhere near as much as we have without their generosity."

Mark Frith, port manager for Grimsby and Immingham said: "We look forward to continuing our partnership working with One Voice and making a real difference to the local community here in Immingham."

CASH: The launch of ABP's £100,000 community fund in 2013.

The One Voice community group aim to obtain and maintain a balanced, reflective and representative membership of the local community, by bringing together community members on a regular basis in order to address community issues of common concern.

They aim to develop lines of communication, structures and relationships with residents; service providers and other community organisations to ensure that agreed actions are taken forward for the betterment of the local area.'

They also aim to promote and contribute to the physical, social and economic regeneration of the community reflect and represent the views of all community members, regardless of age, health, sex, creed or religion, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

They work tirelessly to raise awareness and inform the community of social developments happening to help revitalise Immingham.

They also work hard to raise and promote a positive profile of Immingham and the work that is carried out within the community.

They have become involved in many projects over the years which has seen Immingham revolutionised in appearance and in community spirit.

For more information about One Voice and what they do, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/1VoiceCommunity or email chair@onevoicecommunity.com

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