Endorsements

Tearfund

To whom it may concern,
I am writing on behalf of Tearfund to enthusiastically endorse the vision and work of the Lifeline
Community Action charity based in Newton Aycliffe near Durham. We have been working in
partnership with them over the past 6 months and have recently awarded them a Cinnamon
Network micro grant of £2000 in support of their excellent community work.
The demand for their community services is growing quickly and they're working very hard to scale
up their operational capacity and fundraising efforts to meet this ongoing challenge. They are also
building good relationships with their local authority and government representatives to help ensure
a joined up approach to the local community services they're providing.
Lifeline Community Action are helping some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in
their community. Their ethos is all about treating people with dignity and respect and giving them
back their sense of belonging and increasing their self-esteem. Their objective is not to make people
dependent on their services but rather to help them get themselves out of poverty and make a
better life for themselves and their families.
I also wholeheartedly endorse the integrity, competence, commitment and passion of the Lifeline
Community Action leadership team to deliver a first class service and to use their limited resources
wisely and effectively in support of their community transformation objectives.
I trust you will view the LCA funding application favourably and if you require any further
information in support of their application please contact me by email: kevan.leckie@tearfund.org
Yours sincerely,
Kevan Leckie
Tearfund Church

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