Fund­ing plea from so­cial club

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Mem­bers of a Perthshire com­mu­nity group are urg­ing lo­cals to vote for them in a fund­ing con­test.

The Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side Se­nior Club wants to open a so­cial club and is seek­ing fi­nan­cial back­ing from the Aviva Com­mu­nity Fund 2018.

Marie Milne, of Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side Se­nior Club, said: “The aim of hav­ing a so­cial club is to pro­vide a meet­ing place for older peo­ple in a warm and safe en­vi­ron­ment where they feel wel­come and less iso­lated and can ex­pe­ri­ence fun and friend­ship.

“Our se­nior club has been es­tab­lished for over 50 years and pro­vides com­pan­ion­ship and a sense of com­mu­nity for its mem­bers. For many res­i­dents, the club pro­vides some­thing to look for­ward to and the chance to get out of the house and meet up with friends.

“For those who are usu­ally house­bound or who don’t have friends and fam­ily liv­ing close by, the club pro­vides a vi­tal life­line and link to the wider com­mu­nity. In May, we have an an­nual coach trip with en­try to an at­trac­tion, plus morn­ing cof­fees and high teas.

“A Christ­mas lunch with en­ter­tain­ment is held in a lo­cal ho­tel and all the mem­bers re­ceive a small gift.”

The com­mu­nity fund will fi­nance more than 500 pro­jects across the UK.

Sup­port­ers have un­til November 20 to vote for their favourites.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.aviva.co.uk

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