Age Con­cern given $15,000

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

Age Con­cern Otago and the Otago Coun­try Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion are the ma­jor win­ners in the Septem­ber round of grants from the Cen­tral Lakes Trust.

The trust an­nounced grants to­talling $50,643, with Age Con­cern’s Cen­tral Otago so­cial ser­vices re­ceiv­ing a boost of $15,000 and the as­so­ci­a­tion re­ceiv­ing $12,308 to­wards two new ar­ti­fi­cial cricket pitches in Cromwell.

Age Con­cern’s grant cov­ers the co-or­di­na­tor’s salary and op­er­at­ing costs for pro­grammes ad­dress­ing elder abuse and ne­glect, ac­tive age­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, vis­i­tor ser­vices, Se­nior Chef cour­ses and driver ed­u­ca­tion.

The ser­vice sup­ports 185 clients in the re­gion.

The cricket pitches would be de­vel­oped at Cromwell Pri­mary School and Gold­fields Pri­mary School and should re­duce pres- sure on grounds and boost the ju­nior ranks of the sport through­out Cen­tral Otago, as­so­ci­a­tion youth cricket chair­man Graeme But­tar said.

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