Holbeck charity HEA has launched a ‘crowdfunding’ appeal to raise money to buy the former Holbeck Day centre, which is to be sold by auction next Thursday (21 July 2016).
HEA, formerly known as Holbeck Elderly Aid, deliver vital services to the older community of Holbeck, one of the most deprived areas in the UK. They currently operate out of Oak House on Balm Walk and St Matthew’s Community Centre, but have been looking for a more permanent base for some years.
HEA want to purchase and secure the purpose built day centre, which closed in 2009, to facilitate the activities and services that are so desperately needed in the area for the whole community. The building would enable HEA to provide a safe haven for vulnerable, socially isolated older people to socialise, have nutritious warm meals and be supported by staff and outreach workers who can also signpost and provide wellbeing clinics.
Their aims for the building are to keep the community together and supported and running a much needed café on a daily basis.
Crowdfunding is a means of raising funds from individuals over the internet. Pledging a sum will entitle you a reward such as naming a brick after someone you love.
To support HEA’s financial appeal please go to: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brick-by-brick-rebuilding-the-community