Day centre issues SOS

Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is urgently looking to recruit volunteer helpers for its day centre in Bridgnorth. The Bridgnorth Monday Club at the Bungalow in Innage Grange has been run by two local sisters for the past nine years, but they now wish to step down to pursue other interests. The club provides a weekly day out for isolated older people living in the centre of Bridgnorth, where they can enjoy the company of others, a range of social activities and entertainment, outings and support. At a small charge, minibus transport and a hot lunch are provided as well as tea and coffee.

Age UK’s Heather Osborne says, “Bridgnorth Monday Club is a much-needed service for local older people and we are very grateful to the current organisers for all of their hard work in making it such a success. We need to find another organiser to learn the ropes and we also need more helpers, a treasurer and a minibus escort.

“We have a growing waiting list of local people wanting to attend this day centre but without more volunteers, we’re unable to offer places. If you can spare a few hours every week to support socially isolated older people, we’d love to hear from you.”

If you think you could help, call 01952 201803 ext 3 or email volunteering@ageukstw.org.uk.

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