Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre celebrates receiving £275,764 in Lottery funding
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Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre will use their funding to offer a range of support services to over 60’s in Magherafelt and surrounding areas. Aiming to tackle issues affecting older people, such as loneliness and isolation, physical and mental health issues.
This new National Lottery funding will support 100+ older people per week and will start in April 2023. There will be a range of activities such as luncheon club, health and wellbeing sessions, training and practical advice and support sessions. If you would like to know more just contact Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre on 028 7930 1862.
Michele McKeown, manager said: “We were delighted to be awarded funding enabling us to continue and build on the work we already do with older people in our community. This funding means so much to not only me but to those in our community who has expressed how this project is a lifeline to them. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”
Kate Beggs, Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Community Fund said: “We’re delighted to support this project which is supporting older people to improve their health and wellbeing, feel connected to their community and reduce loneliness.
“National Lottery players raise more than £30 million every week across the UK for good causes like this, and they can be proud to know that it is making such a difference to people in Northern Ireland.”