A PENSIONERS' working centre is facing closure unless a new trustee can be found to take over.
Amberley Lodge, in Percy Bush Lane, West Drayton, provides small jobs for elderly and disabled residents who want to earn extra cash.
The centre pays workers £3 a day, and all the work can be done when sitting down, such as assembling small plumbing parts.
But since the lone trustee retired there have been no offers to replace him.
Winnie Hope, 89, who has been visiting the centre since 1996 said: "This place gives me something to get up for in the morning, I couldn't care less about the money.
"I have always been a worker and don't want to stop. I will be lost when it closes."
The centre opened in 1966, to give elderly and disabled people the opportunity to be employed.
Over the years, workers have raised thousands of pounds for cxity, made teddy bears for children in Sri Lanka and donated beds to local hospitals.
In 1990 the threat of closure was staved off after staff and supporters protested outside the house of the then mayor, Councillor Elise Boff.
Employee, and a protester at that time, 86-year-old Jean Smith, said: "I have been working here for over 23 years now and it's my life. As I am disabled there is not a lot of things I can do - it keeps me active and it keeps me going.
"If I wasn't here I would become a vegetable in front of the TV at home."
Amberley Lodge is owned by Hillingdon Council, and it stipilates it must have a named individual as trustee at the lodge.
Without one, it must close by the end of the month.
An 81-year-old Ambereley employee, who didn't wish to be named, said: "When I lost my wife over two years ago it nearly finished me off.
"Amberely was on the only place that kept me going.
"We have done so much for others; who is here for us now?"