SENIOR citizens at a rural village luncheon club can now look forward with help in financing meals out and also a Christmas dinner courtesy of a £500 donation.
Last week county councillor for Leek Rural, Gill Heath, visited Waterhouses Luncheon Club to donate a cheque to the group from her Staffordshire County Community Fund.
Mrs Heath said: "I have donated the money to the group because the community is looking after senior citizens in the area.
"The luncheon club gives people that don’t go out much the chance to enjoy a social occasion with others.
"The money will help the group go out on visits to other destinations for meals, and also towards their Christmas dinner.
"The volunteers are also to be congratulated as they make all this happens.
“Also the group gets its cooked meals locally from the proprietors of the village fish and chip shop who cook different meals for them. This helps a local business.”
Rural support worker for Moorlands Home Link, Stephanie Chadwick, said that the luncheon club is about getting people out to enjoy a social occasion as sometimes it is often their only chance.
She said: "The £500 donated is a fabulous amount and will help out tremendously and will be used to support days out and the Christmas dinner.
"We get people from Waterhouses and the adjoining villages joining us.
"Also we are fortunate that Home Link can use the Waterhouses Community Bus scheme to transport people to and from the luncheon club and also take us out to other locations. This is courtesy of volunteers drivers."
The luncheon club is looking for volunteers who could join its team of helpers. If you could help contact Stephanie on 07950 243345.