During the Christmas festivities at Longueville Court our residents, staff and visitors had fun raising money for their local ‘HELP’ Community group based at South Grove Community Centre in the Woodston area of Peterborough.
Today, Activities Coordinator Karina Dunn had the pleasure of meeting the volunteer team to present the monies raised. On behalf of all those who bought raffle tickets and took part in the ‘Name the Ted’ competition we managed to raise an amazing £200.00!
Whilst there Karina saw for herself the good work this charitable organisation and team of volunteers provides. A warm and welcoming hall full of tables ready for ‘Brunch’ awaits visitors. With fresh flower displays and napkins the Community Café offers a ‘safe’ place and nutritious meal every Monday to the homeless and those struggling with the pressures of living in today’s society, the elderly and alone who wish to make friends, meet others and combat loneliness.
On the menu today they had freshly prepared; Gammon and Eggs with Chips. The team of volunteers greeted every one personally with a smile. Food, clothing and other donations were shared before they sat together to eat. The room was alight with chatter and wellbeing.
Constantin Ulian, General Manager at Longueville Court said: “We love to fundraise for charities throughout the year, we pick different causes to support that have been selected by staff, residents and friends of the home. Being local to Orton Longueville the HELP community group are very close to the hearts of all our staff and residents. We feel really proud to have been able to raise this money and send enormous thanks to everyone who had fun with us at Christmas and donated.”
The HELP Community Group welcome donations of fresh and store cupboard food items, personal hygiene goods and clean clothing for distribution to those in need, to find out more please visit South Grove Community Centre Facebook page.