Generous donation supports Lighthouse dementia screenings

Lighthouse Poole is delighted to announce a donation by NFU Mutual New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth will support its popular programme of Dementia Friendly film screenings in the Cinema for the next two years.

The generous donation of £6,443 from NFU Mutual’s national £1.92 million Agency Giving Fund will enable Lighthouse to continue to grow its dementia-friendly programme that has become so important to a section of the community that is often overlooked.

“Lighthouse is extremely grateful to John and everyone at NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth Agency for ensuring the continuation of our Dementia Friendly film screenings for the next two years,” says Tom Shallaker, Lighthouse Fundraising & Tickets Sales Manager.

“Not only does this gift help us to foster understanding, connection, and joy within our community, it could enhance the quality of life for those affected by dementia. The funding enables Lighthouse to provide a safe and comfortable environment that is tailored to the unique needs of individuals with dementia.

“By supporting these screenings, NFU Mutual is showcasing its commitment to corporate social responsibility and demonstrating a deep compassion for those facing the challenges of dementia.”

John Heather, Senior Agent at NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth agency says: “We are delighted to be able to support Lighthouse Poole with a donation of £6,443 through our Bournemouth office.

“For this year we have chosen to support charities that directly help local communities that use the Arts to focus on the education, support and wellbeing of the elderly in the community. We are delighted to be helping Lighthouse to continue with their Dementia Friendly screenings, bringing help to those suffering with the condition and to provide some respite for their carers.”

The leading rural insurer launched its Agency Giving Fund, now in its fourth year, to help local frontline charities across the country. The Fund forms part of NFU Mutual’s £3.25m funding pledge this year for both local and national charities, to assist with recovery from the pandemic and to help tackle the impact of the rising cost of living.

Lighthouse is a charity and relies on support from donations, grants and sponsorship. To find out more about how or your business can help Lighthouse please visit

Photo shows John Heather (left), Senior Agent at NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth agency, with Tom Shallaker, Fundraising & Tickets Sales Manager, Lighthouse

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