Jaywick 60 plus club receives grant from money raised by HealthStrength.

Jaywick 60 plus picture 1A Jaywick group that has been running activities for people over the age of 60 for over 50 years has received a £12,050 grant from money raised by HealthStrength through The Health Lottery.

The funding will enable the Jaywick 60 plus club to continue to run its weekly sessions which have a membership of over 80 people. The club also organises day trips, events and other activities to prevent older people living in Jaywick from becoming lonely and isolated.

The club meets every Monday between 2 and 4pm and is open to any local resident over the age of 60. Trips and other activities take place throughout the year.

Club Chairman, Lyn Hutchins said: “This grant will help us expand our work in the community with local people. So many older people are living on their own and our club gives them the opportunity to meet other people, make new friends and most of all to have fun!”

The club were contacted by Community Voluntary Services Tendring who provide funding support to local groups and who informed Jaywick 60 plus about the grant programme.

Lyn said “We are really grateful to our local CVS for sharing information about this grant with our group and would recommend other groups looking for any kind of support to contact them”

The club has also used some of the funding from the grant to purchase a new music system.

Quote from Donald Macrae, Director of HealthStrength “This project brings real value to the health and well being of the local community and we are delighted to be supporting it.”

For more information about the project contact Lyn on 01255 420641

For more information about HealthStrength contact media@healthstrengthCIC.org or call 0203 384 8309 or visit www.healthstrengthcic.org.uk

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