A BRADLEY based project to keep the elderly active in the community has been given a £20,000 cash boost.
The Huddersfield Deanery Project in Keldregate provides luncheon clubs, walking groups, craft groups and keep fit activities to around 140 people a week.
The Project aims to promote the practical, social and spiritual well-being of older people in the Roman Catholic Deanery of Huddersfield.
Due to tough economic times the charity has been forced to reduce paid staff hours but this latest donation will allow the activity programme to continue.
Ashbrow councillor Ken Smith and former Kirklees Mayor David Wright, presented the Huddersfield Deanery Project for Older People with a cheque for £20,000.
Receiving the cheque were project chairman Adrian Abel and project manager Joann Wareham.
The money has been donated by Wakefield and District Health and Community Support Ltd and is to enable the Deanery Project to continue its work with older people in the area.
Clr Smith said: “This is a splendid community project which rose from the good people of Bradley, where it is still based, and a fine example of the community helping itself.
“It has created many opportunities for older people, including luncheon clubs, walking groups, craft groups and keep fit activities which helps older people both emotionally and physically.”
Huddersfield Deanery project chairman Adrian Abel, said: “The economic climate has necessitated some redundancies and cuts in paid staff.
“Indeed, there are plans to initiate some new events, made possible partly by the new donation. The project appreciates the efforts of Clr Smith in securing this donation.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the projects activities or offering services as a volunteer can contact 01484 300094.