If you help run a club, group or charity in or around Bath for the benefit of older people, you could be awarded £500 from a Somerset-based company to help continue your work.
Cosyfeet, the Somerset-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.
The Golden-Oldies Charity won last year’s Community Award. They organise daytime sing-along and activity sessions for older and vulnerable people living in social isolation.
The £500 award will enable them to continue to run sessions in Street and Shepton Mallet, covering the cost of session leaders and venue hire.
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 2016’ 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 2016. 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.