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Sweet day out for local senior citizens

Published on: 24 Jun 2016

Older people in Lockleaze and Horfield enjoyed a treat-filled trip to the Chew Valley in June, including a free luxury strawberry tea. Fourteen local people took part in the trip, organised by the Lockleaze-based Community Support at Home project. They were joined by Anne Maddox and Sue Grant from ASDA, who provided the food, and youngsters from the Chew Valley Rugby team.

“It was a great day out and everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said Janie Adams, Community Support at Home Coordinator. “Our trips out are always popular, but having ASDA provide a strawberry tea and picnic made this one extra special.”

The Community Support at Home (CSaH) project is run by North Bristol Advice Centre and offers support and information to help over 55s in North Bristol stay independent and combat social isolation. They provide home visits, benefits and money advice, computer courses and run a regular programme of trips and activities in Lockleaze and Horfield every month including a “Shopping Club” visiting local supermarkets.

ASDA has been supporting CSaH’s activities and events as part of its community engagement work, including laying on a special lunch when the project’s Shopping Club visit the ASDA store in Filton.

“We are really pleased to be involved with this project providing  activities for older people,” said Anne Maddox , ASDA’s Community Champion, “ASDA is committed to supporting good work in the community.”

To find out more about the Community Support at Home project contact Janie on Tel: 0117 951 5751 Email: Janie@northbristoladvice.org.uk or visit www.northbristoladvice.org.uk

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