Young @ Heart members and neighbours celebrate Christmas and New Year
THCH small grant helps local pensioner’s club celebrate Christmas and New Year. The Zander Court based Young @ Heart Club was awarded a £365 grant in December to help members and neighbours celebrate Christmas and New Year and we have just received the club’s grant feedback:
Funds were used for a “Christmas meal at the Britannia Hotel for regulars of the club and a New Year buffet for members and surrounding neighbours and friends.
We were able to provide a Christmas meal and buffet for over 30 people in the neighbourhood and those who were alone over Christmas and New Year and have now recruited some additional members for our lunch club and exercise club.”
One attendee said “I enjoyed myself very much – usually I just sit indoors but this particular day I was invited to go for a Christmas meal and enjoyed how everyone was so friendly. I am now going to be a regular at the lunch club.”
Pam Haluwa who supports the club said the funding has helped increase confidence in participants at the Young @ Heart Club adding some of the more isolated members have engaged with each other and are now attending other projects.