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Over 50s club awarded Test Valley Borough Council Community Grant

Alamein Over 50s Club with Cllr Tracey Preston & Cllr John Cockaday

Alamein’s Over 50s club has been awarded a Councillor Community Grant of £500 to support the club’s on-going running costs.

The Over 50s club, based at King Arthur’s Hall, was started almost five years ago. It offers regular events for older people, including quizzes, sing-a-longs, guest speakers and at least one trip out each year. Members meet on alternative Wednesdays, from 2.30 to 4pm, for a chat over tea and cake.

Alamein Ward Councillor, Tracey Preston, said “We are delighted to support Alamein Over 50s club, which provides an excellent opportunity for local residents to get involved in a wide range of events.”

Alamein Over 50s club organiser, John Cockaday, added “The grant will ensure that we can continue to have a varied programme of activities. We offer our members a varied social life while helping them to keep active, from taking part in a quiz to visiting a stately home.”

Test Valley Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant scheme helps to fund community-led initiatives. Local councillors allocate funds to projects that they identify as meeting a need in the community, based on feedback and ideas from residents.