Older people visiting Age UK Dorchester are now sitting pretty again thanks to organisations and individuals who helped raise funds, and everyone who donated their used ink cartridges to the charity’s recycling scheme for their Sitting Pretty Appeal.
Lucy Christian, head of resources and home support, said “We are so grateful to all those people and local businesses who have taken the trouble to bring their cartridges along, and to all the organisations and individuals who raised cash for the appeal.
“It was fantastic, we raised over £1,500 in just three months to replace the 40 worn-out chairs in our function room with some lovely comfortable ones, which should last us for many years.”
Lucy added, “These chairs are used every day for our lunch clubs, information days, the Evergreens Cinema and other film performances and events. Good, lightweight chairs are really essential so that our clients can enjoy our various events in comfort.”
Sylvia King, 91, of Dorchester, a regular at Age UK Dorchester said, “These new chairs are so much more comfortable, especially when we have our lunch and then sit down again for the Evergreens Cinema in the afternoon. So, I would like to say a special thank-you to everyone who helped us buy them.”
Although the Sitting Pretty appeal is now closed, please continue to bring your used ink cartridges along to reception at the charity’s centre in Prince of Wales Road, so it can continue to raise cash to help provide a wide range of services for local older people.