The Ackworth Social Service Centre ladies group donate £1000 to The Prince of Wales Hospice

Friday, 6 May 2016
The group of 15 ladies at The Ackworth Social Service Centre have chosen The Prince of Wales Hospice to donate to this year.
Ackworth Social Service Centre first opened in 1934 and was open to both men and women; however as the women’s section continued to flourish, the men’s section slowly faded out. When the women’s section began, activities such as cane seating, weaving, basket making and country dancing classes took place; today the group get together for a range of interesting talks and social occasions.
In 1988 the Social Centre decided to sell the property and invested the money raised. Every year at their AGM the group donate some of this money along with any money raised by the investment’s interest generated to a chosen charity.
Following hospice trustee and long standing volunteer Soo Beddow’s visit to the group to talk about her experiences with the hospice and also after the group’s tour of the hospice; Soo was invited to the group’s ladies lunch at the Beverley Arms where she was presented with a cheque for £1000.
Group member Eileen said “The Ackworth Social Service Centre still has the same aims as when it came into being in 1934. Whenever we can, as well as supporting our members we aim to help other local groups who are undertaking wonderful work to support our local community.”
The Prince of Wales Hospice would like to thank the group very much for their support and generous donation to the charity.


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