A community hub in Yiewsley has been given a £15,560 funding boost.

The Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre, a charity based in Colham Avenue, will use the cash to fund a social group for the over-65s for the next two years, giving isolated elderly people a place where they can meet people, and to foster a sense of community spirit.

The money was raised by HealthEquality CIC through The Health Lottery, as part of a £378,474 given to health-related causes in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing, Hounslow, and Hillingdon.

The grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in groups with great ideas to make their areas better.

Chris Lunn, director of HealthEquality CIC, said: "The project is extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across the region; we look forward to hearing more about how this initiative is supporting people to live longer, healthier lives."

The Cornerstone Centre was set up in 2003 by the Yiewsley Baptist Church, and a dedicated team offer a range of services, including children's play groups and family support sessions, employment and training advice, adult education opportunities, and cooking and crafts.

Visit www.yiewsleycornerstone.co.uk.

Go to www.PeoplesHealthTrust.org.uk for more information.


A table top sale at the Cornerstone Centre last February, top