On Thursday 8th November prior to the Corbie Lodge #9155 meeting, the masters of the Corby Lodges assisted by the Corby Group officers were very proud to be able to present a cheque for £3379 to Lee and Suzanne of the Autumn Centre.
The Corby Lodges raised £1800 and the Northants & Hunts Provincial Grand Lodge provided the uplift to meet the entire projected cost for urgently required Tables and Chairs.
The not-for-profit charity day centre for the over 50s in Corby and the surrounding villages is provided in a centre on the Counts Farm Road in Corby.
They provide a heavily subsidised service for their members with free membership for all, a door to door escorted transport service, healthy well balanced meals, free activities including 4 chair exercise sessions a week to help people keep active and prevent slips, trips and falls. Foot health is provided once a month for a nominal charge of £5 and they also offer advice and help to anyone who needs it. The day cost is offered at a little over £10 per day which includes the 3 course meal and transport to and from the centre.
The majority of the members have physical disabilities but they also help people living with all different types of Dementia, Parkinsons, Huntingdons, mental health issues and abuse.
Their aim is to combat loneliness, social isolation and to help build self worth and confidence.
There are more details on their website www.autumncentre.co.uk.