Success and £60k cash at Weston fun day

PUBLISHED: 13:21 04 July 2011 | UPDATED: 16:31 04 July 2011

(click on image for larger view)Nshousing celebrating housing month by holding an open fun day, Weston cricket club,

(click on image for larger view)Nshousing celebrating housing month by holding an open fun day, Weston cricket club,

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AN ACTION-PACKED event in Weston proved a big success last week - particularly as a £60,000 grant was given out.

On June 30 many people gathered at the town’s cricket club to enjoy an open fun day, organised by community-based housing association, NSHousing.

The event was to celebrate supported housing month and was open to everyone to see what type of help is available to people across North Somerset.

On the day the Golden Oldies charity, a social group which helps to bring people together, was awarded the Jubilee People’s Millions grant from ITV West Country.

It won after viewers voted its Jubilee Time After Time project, which encourages schools to open their doors to the elderly in their communities, the best scheme for the cash.

At the open day there was zumba, singing and tai chi, as well as computer training sessions, demonstrations from firefighters and many other traditional fete games.

Several partner agencies were on hand to offer advice and support to vulnerable people.

One of the organisers, Aimee Phipps, said: “It was a really fantastic and successful event, the atmosphere was great and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

“Great news for the Golden Oldies, it was quite a shock when ITV turned up with a big cheque.”

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