Hughes supports new initiative in north Norfolk

Hughes Electrical has donated and installed a 55in TV at the Sheringham Community Hub on Cromer Road, north Norfolk, to support people with learning difficulties.

The Community Hub, which is run by Independence Matters, can support up to 20 people a day and helps teach the necessary life skills to help people with learning difficulties live as independent a life as possible.

It also aims to find positions in local organisations to help them integrate into the community.

“We have two rooms where we teach ‘independence skills’, such as how to be a good host, the value of money, how to use bank cards, safety issues, how to cook and how to use public transport, “ said Sheringham Hub team manager Denis Coogans.

“We like to support local business and so approached Hughes in Cromer about a cooker, fridge and vacuum cleaner, which were our main priorities. We also wanted a TV, but did not have the budget, so were amazed and delighted when Hughes offered to donate and install a top-of-the-range set for us.”

Said Simon Morton, manager of the Hughes shop in Cromer: “We know Denis and his team will be doing a great job and it’s a real boost to the community of North Norfolk.

“We were delighted to play our part by donating a TV knowing that it will play a vital role in helping to equip people with the necessary skills to lead an independent life.”