A generous donation from Canter Levin & Berg has enabled a Wirral charity to continue providing luncheon clubs for pensioners after funding cuts meant closure looked likely.
Liverpool, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/04/2013 -- The charity AGE UK Wirral runs a number of luncheon clubs across the Wirral catering for pensioners, with part of the funding for these clubs coming from a grant from Wirral Council. When news broke earlier this year that the council was cutting the grant is gives to AGE UK Wirral by £157,000 as part of wider efforts to reduce its budget, the charity was forced to impose major cuts to its services.
One of the services affected was the Greasby Methodist Luncheon Club, which had been faced with closure at the end of June. However, news of the closure reached the offices of Canter Levin & Berg. As we are keen to support local charities, and having worked with other branches of AGE UK in recent months, we decided to act by making a donation to cover the shortfall in the Greasby luncheon club’s budget. This means that senior citizens in the Greasby area can continue to enjoy their lunches.
To mark our donation, Solicitor Krystal Lewis, from our Private Client Department, went to meet with AGE UK Wirral’s chief executive Myrtle Lacey and the staff, volunteers and the luncheon club members in Greasby on Friday 28th June. Speaking afterwards about the donation, Krystal said:
“Our Private Client department at Canter Levin & Berg has strong connections with Age UK, offering free legal advice clinics in the St Helens, Warrington and Liverpool offices.
We were concerned to learn of the plans to close several lunch clubs operated by Age UK Wirral. We know these clubs offer older members of the community with important socialising opportunities, and are therefore delighted to have helped save the lunch club at Greasby Methodist Church from closure.”
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