Five Torbay Charities Get a Christmas Bonus As Foster’s Fund Pays Out.

Five Torbay Charities Get a Christmas Bonus As Foster’s Fund Pays Out.

Torbay MP, Kevin Foster, played the role of Father Christmas as he presented the latest cheques from his “Foster’s Fund” to local charities, giving their great work a real Christmas Bonus.

Foster’s Fund is based on the pledge he made before the General Election to oppose the 10% pay rise for MPs and to donate it to charity if it was implemented. The latest donations, totalling £2,500, were:

Coalition of Disabled People of South Devon: £1,000

Torbay Coast Watch: £500

Chelston Action Group: £500

Factory Row (Leonard Stocks Centre): £300

Read Easy Torbay: £200

The donations will fund a range of projects from vital new computer equipment at the Coastwatch Station on Daddyhole Plain to supporting disabled people who need advice on a range of issues. Kevin usually donates three awards totalling £1,500 each quarter, yet given a surplus in the fund he decided to make two additional donations of £500 this month.

Kevin said: “These five charities make a real difference to life in the bay from making us safer whilst at the beach or out on the water to providing advice and a listening ear for those in need. I am pleased to support the projects listed and I know they will make a real difference to the work these charities do.”

You can find out more about Foster's Fund and how to apply by visiting the dedicated section on Kevin’s website: Applicants must be registered charities and based with Kevin’s constituency.