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Eight Merton and Wandsworth-based community organisations have now been awarded money included in a £450, 000 wellness & health Fund run by the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity associated with All The united kingdomt Lawn Tennis Club.

Age British Wandsworth, Attic Theatre business, Home-Start Merton, Home-Start Wandsworth, Jigsaw4u, Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Randall Close Resource Centre, Merton Voluntary Services Council and Share Community will each accept grants all the way to £30, 000 a year for 36 months.

Established by the Wimbledon Foundation in March, medical & health Fund provides funds to tasks that can help residents to enhance their health and well-being and meet social needs inside Club’s neighbouring boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Charities and neighborhood organisations had been promoted to distribute applications for tasks which came across a number of of this Fund’s objectives: promoting better psychological state through social or cultural activities; helping individuals take better care of their physical health; bringing people and communities together including those much more susceptible to separation; and working with vulnerable teams to foster less dangerous communities.

The successful jobs is Attic Theatre Company’s Roots and Shoots, an arts programme designed to help older people, young refugees and asylum hunters, and disadvantaged young adults. The opting for A Song choir is a regular performing team the over 55s to greatly help prevent personal isolation while the touring ‘Ma Kelly’ play increases awareness of safety dilemmas for older residents. The countless sounds and Leap! workshops aim to assist disadvantaged pupils due to their self-confidence and interaction skills.

Louise Hill, imaginative director of Attic Theatre Company, stated: "We're delighted to own been awarded a grant through the health and wellness Fund for the Roots and Shoots community arts programme. This funding will secure the future of our year-round neighborhood programme also let us create exciting new imaginative possibilities for residents of Merton."

Source: www.wimbledon.com
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