Community centre for the elderly gets cash injection - The Leamington Observer

Community centre for the elderly gets cash injection

Leamington Editorial 11th Aug, 2017   0

ELDERLY folk at a Warwick community centre are set to enjoy an afternoon messing about on the river.

The GAP centre on Oakwood Grove received a £2,000 donation from accountants Harrison Beale and Owen.

It will enable users of the centre’s older persons lunch club to enjoy heavily subsidised trips, including a three-hour boat ride with a cream tea in Stratford and a four course Christmas lunch.

More than 2,000 people use the centre each month for youth clubs, lunch clubs and fitness classes.

Fund-raiser Sara French said: “The Gap can now offer two heavily subsidised trips for more than 40 of its older adults lunch club members, many who live alone, have limited mobility or serious health issues.

“The excursions would ordinarily be out of reach to the majority of our members, both financially and practically. However, instead of having to find £50 per trip, they only have to find a much more affordable £10 – and this includes wheelchair accessible transport.

“Support from local businesses is invaluable because we rely solely on voluntary donations and room rental. Without this support, The GAP and the many activities it provides for the local community would cease to exist – and that would be a great shame.”

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