Senior citizens group celebrates 5th birthday

Published 27 August 2015

A support group for over 60s who live in Horbury, Ossett and west Wakefield recently celebrated their fifth birthday with a party at their new and recently renovated headquarters.

Senior Citizens Support Group, which previously held events and coffee mornings at various venues across the district, moved into Horbury Working Men’s Club this month after struggling to book venues for some of their regular events.

As part of the group’s birthday celebrations a newly renovated kitchen was unveiled, made possible thanks to support and donations from members, WDH, Persimmon Homes and various suppliers*.

Alan Hudders, Secretary of Senior Citizens Support Group, said: “Without WDH we wouldn’t exist. The help we’ve received over the past five years day in day out has been unbelievable. We’re grateful to everyone who’s helped us get to where we are today.”

Kathryn Hutchinson, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “Lots of people have been involved in helping to make the group’s new home as fantastic as it is. We’ve provided lots of utensils, paint and tradesmen, but our suppliers have also made a fantastic contribution – some £1,225 in donations!

“The anniversary event really was fantastically attended and it’s easy to see why. The group is very active in the community with older people, and people appreciate their good work. ”

 As part of the day it was also announced that the group had received £1175 from the now-dissolved Manorfields Estate Tenants and Residents Association. 

*Supplier donations:

 Paul Roberts Flooring, £100; LD Environmental Solutions, £100; PC Plastering, £150; Rim Scaffolding, £150; Neo Property Services, £100; Edward Anthony Ltd, £200; KMR Skips, £500; and Bersche Rolt Ltd, £25

Woolsley Integrated Services & Turner Supply’s ltd  both donated kitchen equipment.

WDH’s Improvement Delivery Team supplied Painters to redecorate the new kitchen.

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