Couples pair up for Valentine’s Day at Crawley Age UK

Age UK in Crawley has created a community clubs and events programme full of activities with the help of �75,000 from Crawley Borough Councils community grants scheme. Cabinet member for community engagement Michael Jones enjoyed a Valentine's Day tea dance in the Bewbush Centre - picture submitted by Crawley Borough Council 

 

The charity has been awarded more than �75,000 over the past two years to help provide community clubs with advice and information services.
Age UK in Crawley has created a community clubs and events programme full of activities with the help of �75,000 from Crawley Borough Councils community grants scheme. Cabinet member for community engagement Michael Jones enjoyed a Valentine's Day tea dance in the Bewbush Centre - picture submitted by Crawley Borough Council The charity has been awarded more than �75,000 over the past two years to help provide community clubs with advice and information services.

Citizens aged 50 and above took part in a Valentine’s Tea Dance at the Bewbush Centre, hosted by Age UK West Sussex with the help and support of Crawley Borough Council.

The charity has been awarded over £75,000 in the last two years alone, which has enabled them to offer a whole host of activities for those who want to become more involved in the community and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle. Events include a Cinema Club, photography, yoga, Tai Chi and art. Age UK also offer people practical help such as transport to and from hospital with its Home From Hospital service or helping hand around the house.

Cabinet member for community engagement Michael Jones said: “After visiting the tea dance and seeing the beneficial work that Age UK West Sussex does, I am pleased we are able to support them in such a significant way here in Crawley.”

“Supporting our older residents is an extremely important priority for me, and Crawley Borough Council is committed to doing our very best to ensure they get the most out of life. It is important that we help Age UK continue supporting the people that need it most.”