OLDER and isolated people in the borough will benefit from a charity’s huge windfall after it was awarded nearly £100,000 to continue its worthy work.
Age UK Rotherham staff are pictured above celebrating after being awarded £98,322 in National Lottery funding.
The cash will be used to provide social and recreational activity groups for at least 240 older people over the next three years, helping them to meet new friends and reduce isolation.
Lesley Dabell, Age UK Rotherham’s chief executive, said: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way.
“Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to help even more people to feel less isolated and lonely.”
Age UK Rotherham works to address the issues of isolation and loneliness and provides support and companionship at home through its A Little Bit of Help service.
The charity also has a social centre at Lord Hardy Court in Rawmarsh where people can socialise, learn new skills and keep active.
Iain Cloke, charity development officer, said: “We have listened to what people say matters most to them in later life and we are really excited to have this opportunity to make a difference.
“We’ll be developing our plans over the coming weeks and would like to hear from people who would like to be actively involved.”
For more information and to get involve, call Iain on 01709 386836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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