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Borehamwood Seniors handed grant from Ward Improvement Scheme
There is nothing like a good cup of tea – and elderly people at a day centre will be able to enjoy more hot brews thanks to a grant.
The Borehamwood Seniors Club, at Fountain Court, Brook Road, was handed £1,000 to buy new a new kettle, teapot, toaster and other kitchen utensils.
Run by charity Crossroads Care Hertfordshire, the club first opened two years ago and organises activities, games and quizzes for its elderly members.
Barbara Kennedy, chief executive of Crossroads, said: “Our old equipment had seen better days but this money has enabled us to update the kitchen.
“We are delighted. The volunteers who help out in the kitchen appreciate the new improvements – and so do the seniors themselves.”
Four councillors donated the cash through the Ward Improvement Scheme, where they are given £1,000 to spend on local projects during the year.
Members enjoy tea and toast, a hot lunch as well as an afternoon tea and the club provides a “lifeline for elderly people who might feel isolated and alone.”
The club has around 60 members, and runs on Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.
For information on how to become a member, contact Debra Ruddock on 0203 538 3247.