Following the retirement of long standing Trustees, Audlem & District Community Action ADCA is looking to recruit new trustees to take an active part in taking ADCA forward into the future. This is an exciting time for ADCA as we celebrate the receipt of a major Lottery Grant in the autumn of 2022.
We are looking for people who may be interested in joining our Committee to take an active part in running and sustaining ADCA into the future and to become involved as a volunteer in helping support our staff who run our groups, become a voluntary driver for us or assist on our fundraising team. We are looking for local people who may have health, social care or experience as a family carer, knowledge of being involved with charitable organisations or simply being good at help to organise things
If you are interested, please contact myself, Roger Millns (ADCA Chair) – email email@example.com or ring me on 07807 402348 to arrange an informal chat about joining our Committee and/or to become one of our volunteers – we currently have over 40..
ADCA now runs six different activity groups in Audlem, Hankelow and Broomhall and Sound each week including our new successful Thursday Club for people living with dementia and their carers which will be celebrating its first birthday shortly – see our website at http://adca.audlem.org
As ADCA emerges from the challenging period of the pandemic, during which we supported over 300 people with our Home Support Services, we were successful in securing a major three years National Lottery Reaching Communities Grant for our 'Rural Recovery and Resilience Project'
The focus of this grant is very much on supporting charities to develop and sustain services for people who have been affected by the pandemic and to work in partnership with other local rural charities. Our grant has been awarded to us and three of our local partners – Overwater Wheelyboat Services Wheelybus, Broad Lane Coffee Club in Nantwich and the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury. Our three partners along with ADCA focus on providing clubs and activities to support vulnerable adults, older people and their carers who may be isolated, may be living with dementia or need assistance with accessing health care.
The total sum awarded amounts to £175,000 over three years which represent about half of the running costs of the four partners which, along with other smaller grants, donations and fundraising means that we are financially reasonable secure for the foreseeable future.
Huge thanks to the National Lottery for their help and guidance during the application process and for awarding us the Reaching Communities Grant.
ADCA has also received a recent Health and Wellbeing Grant of £9,300 from the NHS to expand our work with people living with dementia and their carers. We continue to receive kind donations from local groups and individuals.
So, please think about joining our merry band of hardworking trustees and volunteers in any capacity and please contact me if you decide to explore the options available – on – email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring or text me on 07807 402348.