Two Keynsham community groups have received a welcome boost with the arrival of a new sewing machine and cooking equipment paid for by housing association Curo’s Livewell fund.
The weekly Coffee & Craft group and Mandy’s Kitchen, both held at Keynsham’s ‘Community At 67’ centre, are popular with Curo customers who asked the housing association to help out with new equipment.
Clare Hudson is a member of the Coffee & Craft group and a Trustee at Community At 67: “Our new sewing machine is a wonderful addition to the group. We’re keen on up-cycling and getting young parents into sewing, making products to sell to benefit the group. The craft group raised £3,500 for Children’s Hospice South West this Easter. 67's a very happy group; there's always a cheerful face and someone to listen to and new volunteers are welcome. A big thank-you to Curo.”
Curo Livewell supports older people across Bath & North East Somerset and helps to make possible activities and events through hubs in their sheltered housing schemes as well as through centres like Community At 67.
Curo Livewell Officer Ben O’Connell said: “At 67 is a marvellous community centre that runs a huge variety of classes and activities for people of all ages in Keynsham. We’re really pleased to be supporting the centre through our Livewell service.”
Livewell offers grants to help local groups and activities that benefit Curo customers and their communities. To find out more about Livewell activities and grants, contact Curo on 01225 366135 or visit /independent-lives/other-curo-services/retirement-living/livewell/.
To find out about activities offered by Community At 67 in Keynsham, visit www.community67.org/events.
Pictured, L-R: Margaret Thompson, Fay Wright and Clare Hudson from the Community & Craft group with their new sewing machine.