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Friendship Group’s Appeal for Creme Eggs

Published on 16 February 2020 03:24 PM

Members of the Tulip Tree Friendship Group

Members of the Tulip Tree Friendship Group (including one super-knitter who is 98-years young) are appealing to members of the local community for Creme Eggs to support them with their latest fundraiser. Since the beginning of the year the group have been busy knitting a variety of ‘Easter Creations’ (including Chicks, Hens and Bunnies) which they hope to fill with chocolate eggs to sell and to help raise funds for this much valued group.

Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest is a local self-funding charity supporting older people aged 50+ and their families across North Worcestershire. In addition to its core Information and Advice and ‘At Home’ services, the charity also have a range of local support and services aimed at promoting independence and reducing loneliness & isolation – one such group is the Tulip Tree Friendship Group.

The Tulip Tree Friendship Group (which has been based at the Tulip Tree Centre in Castle Road, Kidderminster for several years) meet every Tuesday afternoon (1.00-3.00pm). The aim of the group is to help raise self-esteem, widen horizons, build confidence and to help prevent and tackle loneliness amongst local older people. The group currently has 18 members and is led by Age UK BRWF Volunteer, Chris Hall.

Speaking about the group and their latest fundraiser, Age UK BRWF’s CEO Sam Humphray said;
“The older you become, the more important it is to have strong friendships and social connections, which is why the Tulip Tree Friendship Group is so special and why I would encourage local people to support and visit the Group. The very fact that the members are committed to making these fantastic ‘Easter Creations’ to help raise funds for activities and crafts, shows how much the Group means to people so, if you are able to help the group, I would urge you to please get in touch!”

Examples of some of the Group's 'Easter Creations'!

Can you help?

If you are able to support the Friendship Group with donations of Creme Eggs, please contact Jo Hughes at Age UK BRWF (Tel 01527 868855/ Email Jo.Hughes@ageukbrwf.org.uk).