A Streatham social club for the over-50s is appealing for people to vote for them in a national fundraising competition.
The Clapham Park Over-50s Social Club has been shortlisted for the £2,000 grant from the Co-op group and now needs to get enough votes to win the money they desperately need to fund them in this tough financial climate.
They have already been forced to cut an exercise class and face threats to their annual trip to the seaside because of funding difficulties.
Thornton Labour councillors Ed Davie, Diana Morris and Lib Peck nominated the Clapham Park Over-50s Social Club for the £2,000 grant from the Co-op group after being concerned about the club’s future.
Cllr Davie said: ‘We regularly visit the club and it provides a vital opportunity for older residents, some of whom can get isolated, to socialise and get advice. They desperately need some money to be able to pay for their activities and transport for those less able to walk. I hope everyone goes to website and casts a vote for them.’
Club organiser Elspeth Anderson, who was recently given a Lambeth Civic Award for her work, said: ‘Some of our older residents can get very isolated and vulnerable and this weekly coffee morning and monthly lunch club really gives us all a place to go and socialise.Winning this money would provide a real life-line so please take the time to vote for us.’