SUPPORTING WELSH COMMUNITIES

Deganwy Friendship Club

Deganwy Friendship Club

Improving physical and mental health

Support the lives of people facing and experiencing physical and mental health problems in Wales. Fund for Wales supports those groups working to ensure people with physical and mental health problems gain access the services they need for recovery.

Many people with mental and physical health problems also face prejudice and ignorance. The stigma can be debilitating and isolating. Because of this, it can be hard for people with physical and mental health problems to find work, get into education or get their voices heard.

Your money can help people suffering from health and addiction issues; improve access to services for people with disabilities; promote healthy living and help reduce depression and social isolation.

Make a positive difference by supporting people with physical and mental health problems in Wales today. 

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Deganwy Friendship, Conwy

Conwy has the highest percentage of residents over the age of 65 in Wales. This volunteer-run Club promotes friendliness, fun and camaraderie as a means of reducing loneliness and isolation for elderly residents in the community. Founded over 30 years ago, the Club runs a year-round, varied programme of activities for its members, which includes bingo, musical entertainment, outings, talks and a Christmas lunch.

The Fund for Wales grant paid for a series of presentations by local speakers. It also funded club outings to a plant nursery and art gallery on Anglesey and to Portmeirion. The outings are enjoyed by all and give members something to look forward to – this is particularly important for those in poor health who find the trips provide the motivation and much needed respite to help manage their conditions.

Only recently the school treated them to a harp and flute recital, followed by a folk dancing display. These activities develop mutual respect between generations, helping the elderly to see the young in a positive light and encouraging children to value the role of older people in society.

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