Orbit saves club from closure

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A club which offers a lifeline to older people who are otherwise housebound has been saved from closure thanks to a charitable trust set up by the Orbit Housing Group. The trust, which is based at Orbit¹s headquarters in Coventry, has given £3,000 to the club which helps improve its members¹ mobility and meets weekly at the Landor House sheltered housing complex in Crutchley Way, Whitnash, near Leamington. “We were getting desperate for funds to keep the club open,” said Beryl Scott, a volunteer with Age Concern which runs the club sessions each Wednesday from 10am until 2.30pm. “For some of the members, it is the only time they get out of their homes and it is the highlight of their week. Our volunteer driver picks them up and takes them home and while at the club they can try various activities such as arts and handicrafts. “We have now taken on a new co-ordinator and hope to expand the club by attracting new members.” The donation to the club will be presented to Age Concern at a special reception at La

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