Trinity Centre’s £2,000 grant will help cover running costs

Whitby’s Trinity Centre has benefitted from an urgent fundraising drive to help charities working to support people affected by COVID-19.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 3:42 pm
Trinity Centre service user Derek McNeil receives his afternoon tea in commemoration of VE Day.
Trinity Centre service user Derek McNeil receives his afternoon tea in commemoration of VE Day.

The centre has received a grant of £2,000 as part of a fundraising appeal organised by Two Ridings Community Foundation.

The community grant will help to cover catering costs, telephone calls and other costs involved in responding to the pandemic.

The charity, which has been running in Whitby for more than 30 years, is known for day care sessions to combat loneliness and isolation at the centre on Flowergate.

Since March the centre premises have closed and the charity is now supporting their service users in their own homes.

Service users were also treated to a delicious afternoon tea in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The centre had originally planned a commemoration event to salute the flag followed party with live music and dancing.

The centre’s manager Celia Imogen said: “The service is designed for older and vulnerable people, including people living with dementia, who have little or no support locally.

“The charity has moved quickly to respond and continue the work in a new and difficult environment.”

○ If you or someone you know could benefit from services provided by Trinity please contact the centre on 01947 601548 or email [email protected]