Sheffield care group gets £1,000 to help more elderly

A Sheffield care group is set to look after more elderly people in the community thanks to a £1,000 donation.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 10:21 am
Graham Helliwell, chairman of Stocksbridge Community Care Group.

Stocksbridge Community Care Group received the donation from Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme.

The community group – which has 30 volunteers – supports those who appear lonely or isolated with home visits and will aim to launch a dedicated drop-in group with Persimmon’s funding.

Robert Cooper, community links and fundraiser at Stocksbridge Community Care Group, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this donation from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire as it will help us to expand our services.

“Our new drop-in project will offer a choice of activities including board games, snooker, darts, quizzes, guest speakers, cookery demonstrations and much more.”

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Persimmon’s funding comes off the back of the group raising more than £2,000 thanks to donations from local charitable trusts.

Simon Whalley, sales director for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said: “Stocksbridge Community Care Group is a truly wonderful and invaluable service run by devoted volunteers. It’s clear that the work has a massive impact on individuals in the region."

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