Club is seeking cash to keep up its growth

IT has gone from strength to strength in just 12 months and is now looking for a boost to help its growing membership.

Swansea’s Daffodil Club recently celebrated its first anniversary and has enjoyed a huge amount of success in a year.

The club for older people aims to reach those in the community who are feeling isolated or lonely.

The club, which meets at three different venues across the week, is now looking for help from the Evening Post to support the worthwhile cause.

The Post launched its Cash for your Community competition last week, which will give community groups the chance to win a share of a massive £25,000.

Lynda Roach, care management officer with Swansea Council, who helped set up the over-50s club, said: “The Daffodil Club has received support from a Llansamlet construction company, but that is the only financial help we have had.

“If we were to be given some of the money, it would help with out transport costs.

“And if we were to set up another club, say in Sketty for example, we would need money to buy the equipment we need as well.”

Run by volunteers, the Daffodil Club meets at the Manselton Hotel on Thursdays, Topic House in Mayhill on Wednesdays and the Union Inn in Port Tennant on Mondays.

It aims to get older people out of their houses and enjoying each other’s company.

“They play games, have some food, do arts and crafts and go on day trips, for example they will be going to Porthcawl next week,” Ms Roach added.

The prize fund will be shared between the first 100 groups to register for the competition, run in conjunction with Western Power Distribution, before the deadline on Friday, September 21.

The Post will then be printing tokens each day until Friday, November 9.

The more tokens you cut out and keep, the bigger the share of the £25,000 each group will receive.

It is calculated on a percentage of the total votes received from all groups taking part.

Register your group now — see page 24.

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