Making a Difference with Bring Joy

Bring Joy Week was held at the end of September, and last week we were very pleased to tell you that over £3000 was raised. This money will enable the Bring Joy Foundation to provide funding to various groups across the UK.

The Bring Joy Foundation was set up to simply ‘bring joy’ to the lives of elderly people throughout the country by enabling them to take trips, host a dance, take golf lessons, or have a night at the cinema. Older people often don’t have the opportunity to go out and try new things, and it is important that remain as active and sociable as possible.

Following on from the great news of Bring Joy week, the Bring Joy Foundation is now in the process of providing funding to a few groups from across the country.

The Butterfly Support Group in Sheffield will be dressing up and treated to a day out with lunch and drinks on October 22nd.

In Bolton, the Halliwell Befriending Service has been struggling to find enough funding to put together a Christmas party for seniors in the local community, but funding from the Bring Foundation now means they can bring together many seniors in the area for a wonderful Christmas party.

Another organisation in Oldham, The Firwood & District Association, have also received funding from the Foundation to help them provide a year’s worth or lunch club activities like baking, sewing, crafts, and more. The Foundation will also help the group to attend a theatre show, visit a the Christmas market and have lunch during the festive season this year.

The Bring Joy Foundation aims to enrich the lives of elderly people across the country just by providing them with the opportunity to try new things and have fun.

If there are any local groups or communities that you think could benefit from funding or support from the Bring Joy Foundation, you can contact the Foundation here.

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