JUST £1,000 of Community Chest cash could help give elderly Rawthorpe residents a better social life.
That is the claim of Rawthorpe Residents' and Tenants' Association.
The association, which formed last October, wants the cash to start a luncheon club for elderly residents. This means a new kitchen will have to be bought for the Rawthorpe Community Centre on Brownroyd Avenue, where the lunches would be held.
This would cost about £6,000. Some of this would be met by the Community Chest and the association has applied to Voluntary Action Kirklees and social services for cash.
Spokeswoman Sandra Tremaine said: "We want to do it the club a couple of days a week. If it's a success we will extend it. Not only will people get a good meal, but it provides a social activity for them."
She added that having a kitchen would make the community centre usable for other groups, not just the elderly.
She said: "We are hoping to be able to offer different activities at the centre, especially for young people. Here, there is very little for them to do."