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Meeting to save vital charity

Thursday, 29 September 2022

The Hebden Bridge and District Old People's Welfare Committee started life at the end of the First World War with a remit to look after vulnerable people. It is still made up of volunteers and traditionally has representation of councillors from all five parishes, including and surrounding Hebden Royd.

It has been proactive in meeting the challenge of the corona virus epidemic and with its support for initiatives to help older people. Like other volunteer organisations it is now facing a lack of volunteers to help with its work in the future. The well regarded charity will have to close without further help. The charity is the only charity specially targeting work with older people. It has supported intergenerational projects and was pivotal in the foundation of Calder Community Cares.

More work is needed and would welcome more volunteers to the committee to enable its much needed work to continue.

The AGM is to be held 10th October at 6.30pm, Council Chamber, Hebden Town Hall. An open forum has been included to take suggestions for the way forward.

Light refreshments will be available.

For those wanting to help with saving the charity please contact The Hebden Bridge and District Old People's Welfare Committee secretary, Nick Wilding on nickwilding40@hotmail.com or ring 01422 843871 or come to the meeting.