25th Aug, 2019

Droitwich Salvation Army given award for its dedication to combating loneliness

Droitwich Editorial 19th Jul, 2019

DROITWICH Salvation Army has been recognised for its luncheon clubs which help combat loneliness in the community, writes Roman Filkin.

The organisation was awarded a ‘Friendly and Welcoming Group’ accolade from Reconnections.

Its citation said the branch went out of its way to make people feel welcome and included, especially when they were new to the group,

Droitwich Salvation Army runs two weekly lunch clubs and a friendship group, all made possible by volunteers.

They are aimed at reducing isolation and encouraging participants to meet new people.

Call Carolyn Gomersall on 01905 794179 for more information about the Droitwich Salvation Army.

Reconnections is an AgeUK service for the over 50s which provides information on local activities and support.

Anyone who is lonely or knows someone who is can call Reconnections on 01905 740954 to find out more.

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