Community grant for Fair Close Day Centre

£250 from Bluebird Care for weekly sessions for older people

John Garvey


John Garvey



Community grant for Fair Close Day Centre

A LOCAL care at home provider has given its first community grant to the Fair Close Day Centre in Newbury.

It will be used to buy materials and equipment for weekly craft activities that take place at the centre.

The community grant scheme was launched by Bluebird Care Newbury in July, to benefit a West Berkshire organisation that works with older people.

Staff from Bluebird Care Newbury reviewed the applications before choosing Fair Close Day Centre.

The £250 grant will enable the centre to continue its weekly craft session, offering activities like painting and drawing.

The centre provides a welcoming environment for its 300 members to develop friendships and maintain their independence and wellbeing.

It is open five days a week and provides a range of activities, including lunch, bingo and learning new craft skills.

Bluebird Care Newbury director John Prendergast said: “We are thrilled to support this very exciting and worthwhile project.

“At Bluebird Care, we understand the need to look at the health and wellbeing of the whole person.

“The activities offered by Fair Close Day Centre reflect this very well.”

Fair Close Day Centre manager Karen Ockwell said: “We’re very grateful to the team of Bluebird Care for awarding us this grant.

“We hope this project will enable us to continue to provide a range of activities for our members using the centre throughout the week.”

Fair Close Day Centre is an independent charity set up to encourage, promote, and support the needs of individual older people who use its services.

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