Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion

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HIGHTOWN Com­mu­nity Cen­tre has been granted fund­ing from Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion to en­hance the ser­vice they of­fer.

They are a com­mu­nity group that pro­vides a warm and wel­com­ing place for res­i­dents of Hightown and sur­round­ing ar­eas and they meet at the Hightown Ho­tel on Lower Alt Road.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion for fund­ing to buy more au­dio books and jig­saw puz­zles for the li­brary at the cen­tre.

The ap­pli­ca­tion was con­sid­ered at a board meet­ing last week and the trustees agreed to ap­prove the re­quest which will en­hance the cen­tre’s li­brary sec­tion and make it an ex­cit­ing place for their vis­i­tors.

Diane La­mont, Trea­surer, said: “We are de­lighted to re­ceive this grant from Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion for the Hightown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

“We al­ready have a well­stocked li­brary but this grant will help us to pur­chase some more au­dio books and jig­saw puz­zles for the cen­tre.

“We are un­able to stock large print books be­cause of lack of space and they are hard to come by in sec­ond-hand shops, but a good se­lec­tion of au­dio books will help the more el­derly or vis­ually im­paired vis­i­tors to our cen­tre.

“The jig­saw puz­zle ta­ble is prov­ing par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar and a new sup­ply of jig­saws will be very wel­come.

“We are ex­tremely in­debted to Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion for their gen­er­ous help.”

The cen­tre is open Mon­day to Fri­day and is run by a team of vol­un­teers who are there to talk to peo­ple and pro­vide free cups of tea and cof­fee.

They have lots of clubs for peo­ple to join, and a li­brary.

Enda Ry­lands, chair­man of Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion, said: “We are de­lighted to be able to help Hightown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

“They pro­vide a great ser­vice to peo­ple in this area and we hope that the fund­ing we have been able to give will fur­ther en­hance that ser­vice.

“We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing how the books help the cen­tre and we wish them all the best for the fu­ture.”

The cen­tre’s aim is to re­duce lone­li­ness and pro­vide so­cial co­he­sion and a feel­ing of be­long­ing to all vis­i­tors.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion go to www.clfoun­da­ uk.

Enda Ry­lands, Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion chair­per­son

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