A local group in Spalding is celebrating the success of a two-year project, which has delivered a weekly social club for isolated older people.
The Ever Young Club received the investment of £29,272 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised through The Health Lottery in the East Midlands.
The grant has been used to run a weekly social club, which will help individuals develop new and existing friendships. The club provides lunch and an array of activities including arts and crafts, fitness classes, flower arranging and day trips.
Danielle Parkin from The Ever Young Club says: “This funding has allowed us to provide a range of activities and vital social opportunities for local older people. Each week, many local older people rely on the service and the opportunity to meet with friends.”
Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery East Midlands is supporting such an important community project.”
Local grass roots charities in the East Midlands will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 1 October to 31 October 2018. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly Mega Raffle taking place on 1 November 2018, with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.
For more information, please visit www.healthlottery.co.uk