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Lichfield Ladies Circle continue to support local charities

Lichfield Ladies Circle have been delighted to support 2 more local charities through their recent fundraising activities. In
November they had the pleasure of donating £250 to the Lichfield based self help group, Open Door of Hope. Since
October 2011, the group has been catering for Mental Health Service Users, their carers and their families through
providing a relaxed environment in which people can share their experiences and problems through a range of activities
such as exercise, afternoon tea, arts and crafts and local excursions. Mike Wetson, co founder of the group said: this
kind donation will firstly help to cover our weekly rent, secondly help towards getting a website up and running but
most importantly at this time of year, it will allow us to provide a buffet at our Christmas party for our members.”
 
 
 
 
In December, the Lichfield ladies embraced the Christmas spirit and made their handmade Christmas wreaths which
were then sold at the Lichfield Christmas market. The money raised will be donated to the Lichfield and District Live at
Home Scheme. The scheme encourages older people to live independently so as to avoid social isolation, maintain their
independence and control over their life choices and maintain contacts within the community. The aim is to improve the
quality of life and overall health and well being through social interaction and support whilst maintaining the security of
independent living.
Currently the scheme offers numerous services such as befriending home visits and telephone calls, weekly escorted
shopping trips to Lichfield City Centre, extended exercise sessions which promote vitality and a sense of general
wellbeing, a free handyman service, information regarding falls prevention, keeping warm in winter etc, day trips and
the popular lunch club with entertainment and speakers. Caroline Bruno, Live at Home Scheme Manager said “we are
delighted with this generous donation and look forward to investing it in our current services that are run by the
scheme.”
 
Photograph:
Open Door of Hope donation
Lichfield ladies circle - front row - Gaynor Webb, Beverleigh Thompson
second row - Helen MacDonald (chair)
 

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