If you help run a club, group or charity in Somerset for the benefit of older people, your organisation could be in with the chance of winning £500 as part of a local community competition.
Cosyfeet, the Street-based company that makes extra-wide footwear for swollen feet, offers an annual Community Award of £500.
It’s available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on projects within Somerset that support and enrich older people’s lives.
‘Yama Dance’ were the proud winners of last year’s ‘Cosyfeet Community Award’. This highly successful over 60s dance performance company was established to fill an opportunity gap for mature dancers. It recognises that dance is not just about keeping fit.
It’s about vibrant social interaction and maintaining a strong sense of wellbeing. ‘Yama Dance’ used its £500 award to help fund transport to dance events around the country.
Cosyfeet specialises in extra roomy footwear, socks and hosiery. Many of their customers are over 65, an age group often affected by loneliness and isolation.
With this in mind, Cosyfeet decided to support a local initiative for older people each year with the Cosyfeet Community Award.
“We aim to support Somerset-based groups that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to socialise,” said Managing Director Andrew Peirce.
“It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even a special interest group – anything that helps older people feel part of their community.”
To enter for the ‘Cosyfeet Community Award 2017’ apply online at: www.cosyfeet.com/communityaward, call for an application form on 01458 447275 or collect one from their shop at The Tanyard, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HR.
Entries should be received by 31st July 2017. The award can be made as a £500 donation or in the form of a gift of specific items to this value. The winning organisation will be announced in September.