Welcome to Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club

Weston trip 01Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club is a friendship club for ages 50+ which is run by a small committee.

The club gets together every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm and the meeting room is at the Sacred Heart Church.

Their afternoon consists of several games of bingo in a friendly atmosphere, with tea and biscuits or cakes and a raffle.

The Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club is run independently from the Church, and welcomes any new people to join in. We are always looking for new friendly faces to become members of our friendly group.

The club has received funding from both Tamworth Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council to pay for day trips for the members.

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Council Grant Funds Shopping Trip and Cream Tea for Local Club

IMG_1485Tuesday 16th June saw the members of Sacred Heart Friendship Club have a shopping trip and cream tea thanks to Staffordshire County Councillor Chris Cooke.

The Sacred Heart club, based in Glascote Tamworth, received a small grant from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund, via Cllr Cooke, to pay for a day out to Burton-upon-Trent for a wander around the shops followed by a gorgeous cream tea at Marsh Farm in Abbots Bromley.

After the trip, Club Chairman Mrs Joyce Wright said, “It was a most enjoyable day liked by both members and non members.  This day would not have happened without the financial help from Staffordshire County Councillor Chris Cooke and Staffordshire Local Community Fund.”

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Pensioner Group Enjoys Seaside Trip, Thanks to Small Grant

Weston trip 0115th October 2014 – A group of pensioners enjoyed a day trip to Weston-super-Mare, after being awarded £500 from Tamworth Borough Council’s Voluntary & Community Grants scheme.

Members of the Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club enjoyed a day out in Weston this summer, thanks to the £500 grant.  The group, which has 30 members, meets every week at Sacred Heart Centre in Glascote to socialise and improve mental health and wellbeing, have a cup of tea and a game of bingo.

Club organisers were delighted to receive the grant from the council’s Voluntary & Community Grants scheme, which allowed them to lay on something a bit different for the members and gave them a day out at the seaside.

Volunteer Debbie James from the group said, “On behalf of Sacred Heart friendship club, I would like to thank Tamworth Borough Council for the recent grant you generously gave to us.  This was used for the club members to have a day trip to the seaside.  They had a most enjoyable and fun-filled day at Weston-super-Mare.”

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Chairman of the Cabinet Grants Committee, said, “Tamworth Borough Council is keen to support as many local voluntary organisations, sports clubs and community groups as possible, and we were really pleased that we were able to help the Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club have a day out at the seaside.

“If your community group, arts group, heritage group or sports club is running a project which helps to make Tamworth a better place, help local residents or just give people something to do, please get in touch – we might be able to support you too.”

Grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations, which run in the borough to allow them to develop and continue to provide their vital services.  To apply for a grant, please contact Karen Clancy at Tamworth Borough Council on 01827 709565.

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Club Get’s Cash Help from Tamworth Borough Council

TBC22nd July 2014 – Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club is one of several voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth that have received a cash boost of almost £4,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.

Eight groups have each been awarded grants of between £460 and £500 from two funds – the Voluntary and Community Grants scheme and the Arts Grants scheme.

The grants are given to help organisations develop and provide services for the residents of Tamworth.

The latest grants are:

  • £500 for Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Club towards a social outing for the group’s 30 members
  • £500 for Tamworth Amateur Radio towards the purchase of a generator and to help train young people taking their Foundation Licence
  • £500 for the MS Society towards tai chi classes for people with MS, to help with balance, mobility and mental wellbeing
  • £500 for the Polish Community of Tamworth – towards equipment for a Saturday school at Sacred Heart Centre in Glascote to provide supplementary education for children with Polish roots. The new group will also give Polish parents the chance to meet together, support each other and take part in workshops and courses
  • £500 for Tamworth Twinning Association towards the cost of hiring a venue for a concert by Tamworth Voices and the choir from Tamworth’s French twin town of Vaujours, as well as for the cost of promotional materials
  • £500 for U3A towards the purchase of a keyboard for the choir group to enable them to increase the number of performances they can offer
  • £500 for Wilnecote Wildlife Conservation Group towards equipment and tools to be used for the maintenance of the southern part of the Kettlebrook Linear Nature Reserve, to make the area more attractive and accessible and to encourage wildlife
  • 460 for Museufy towards a portable photographic exhibition of William McGregor’s Ancient Egyptian collection. The exhibition will be put in show at Costa Coffee in George Street – where the mummies are reputed to be buried – and Tamworth Library.
Cllr Rob Pritchard

Cllr Rob Pritchard

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Chairman of the Cabinet Grants Committee, said, “Tamworth Borough Council is keen to support as many local voluntary organisations, sports clubs and community groups as possible. The groups are carrying out projects to make Tamworth a better place, help local residents or just give people something to do. If your community groups, arts group, heritage group or sports club is running a project, please get in touch – we might be able to support you too.”

Grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations which run in the borough to allow them to develop and continue to provide their vital services. To apply for a grant, please contact Karen Clancy at Tamworth Borough Council on 01827 709709.

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