HUDDERSFIELD CHARITY FACES CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD AT CHRISTMAS DUE TO FUNDING CRISIS
A charity dedicated to helping lonely, isolated and elderly people across Huddersfield may have to shut for good this Christmas.
Aspire Creating Communities began in 2015 at St John’s Church in Birkby with groups aged over 55 meeting to foster a sense of community and belonging while doing fun activities. It’s expanded ever since to set up more weekly groups in Crosland Moor, Newsome, Dalton, Almondbury and Ashbrow.
But Aspire has run out of funding and unless it gets £20,000 quickly will have to close at the end of December.
Aspire is run by a team of five staff helped by 30 volunteers with more than 200 people aged over 55 now attending its meetings in their own areas. Many people rely on the charity as their only hope of getting out once a week.
People are urged to download the Aspire Creating Communities supporter toolkit for ideas to start fundraising https://www.aspirecreatingcommunities.org.uk/support-aspire]
The full article can be found here Huddersfield charity faces closing down for good at Christmas due to funding crisis – Huddersfield Hub
About the organisation
Aspire is a Huddersfield based charity which runs a network of community groups for people over 55 across Kirklees. Our groups are vibrant and welcoming, building confidence, creativity and connection.