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Coffee club for carers at Maxwell Park Community Centre in Borehamwood
A coffee club for people who dedicate themselves to caring for their loved ones will be launched next month.
The first coffee morning will take place on Monday, October 14 at Maxwell Park Community Centre in Borehamwood at 10am.
Set up by Elstree and Borehamwood councillors and Crossroads Care, the club will give something back to those who dedicate their time and energy to caring for sick or terminally ill family members.
Councillor Pat Strack said: “We organised the coffee mornings to give carers an opportunity to relax for a few hours, as well as gaining help and advice from other people in their situation.”
The carers will set the agenda for the club, deciding how they wish to spend their time and whether they want guest speakers.
There will also be a Christmas party in December.
Cllr Strack added: “We’re playing it by ear at the moment.
"We’re also looking for volunteers who will give up a few hours to help run it.”
The representative for Hillside ward said she was also looking to do something for younger carers, people who are not in education, employment or training or those who look after a husband or wife.
The club has been made possible by Hertfordshire county councillor Alan Plancey, who donated £1,000 from his locality budget to get it up and running.
To find out more about the coffee mornings call Cllr Strack on 020 8386 3151, Cllr Sandra Parnell on 0208 953 0832 or Crossroads Care on 0208 905 1158.
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