Lunch Club receive £72,000 funding from Big Lottery.

LUNCH CLUB SEPT 2011 002The elderly and vulnerable members of the community were informed this week by the Big Lottery that funding was granted to the lunch club to supply a minibus and recruit a community outreach worker.

The lunch club has been running twice per week with the help of volunteers and now will be able to offer a much wider service of support to the community, hence the lunch club has become The Resource Club.

This is an opportunity to enhance the lives of people in the community who are otherwise restricted from taking part in community events. The minibus has seating for wheelchairs and will attend community meetings and events. The minibus will also be available to other community groups to access. Importantly the recruitment of an outreach worker will enable the Resource Club to develop activities, outings and offer a more structured support system for carers.

Kate Maccallum, the Chairperson stated that this was a fantastic opportunity for the community to develop this service and credit must go to the volunteers who turn up every week and have kept this service going for the last two years. The Resource Club would also like to thank Jane Issacson and the girls at JP Paperworks who were invaluable with the application process.

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