Cash windfall to help Doncaster charity to beat loneliness among elderly

A Doncaster Communities Live at Home groupo having fun.
A Doncaster Communities Live at Home groupo having fun.
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A Doncaster charity which aims to tackle loneliness among older residents is to extend its services after receiving a cash windfall.

Doncaster Communities Live at Home scheme was awarded £1, 000 from housebuilder Persimmon Homes Yorkshire’s Community Champions scheme.

The charity supports people aged over 60 who are deemed to be isolated and lonely with a wide variety of group sessions including a befriending service, which involves making trips out to the shops and cinema.

Chermayne Bennett, Doncaster Communities Live at Home manager, said: “We are so grateful for the support given to us by Persimmon Homes Yorkshire.

“This Community Champions funding will help us reach more isolated people in our local communities.

“It will help us open the door to even more people encouraging them to join our group sessions and connect with other like-minded individuals.

“The Live at Home scheme has friendship groups in Hyde Park, Tickhill and Woodlands and our doors are open to anyone over the age of 60.”

Kevin Thubron, sales director at Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are thrilled to back Doncaster Communities Live at Home scheme, which allows elderly people to get together and enjoy themselves in the community.

“They perform a vital role in Doncaster and it is our pleasure to present them with a grand donation.”