The West Berkshire Therapy Centre, based in Thatcham, has been providing exercise and therapy to people with mobility problems since 2014. With funding from Berkshire Community Foundation, the centre can continue to help over 230 people a week to be more active, safe and independent.Details
Two years ago, Bob* joined the club. He didn’t talk to anyone and because of a stroke he’d lost the use of his arm and didn’t want to play bowls. But with the support, time and encouragement from other members he is now playing bowls. He’s also more confident and is finding living with his stroke easier.
The bowling club is a small organisation and is run by volunteers who are all retired themselves. Berkshire Community Foundation has been able to work with this incredible group to help support them with funds. It’s a partnership that works; the Thursday Club provides support to members of the community and we support them with much needed funding.
*not his real name
“The need for this project is clear to us. Our service users have talked about their past, enjoyed laughter, companionship, activity and belonging to a family of friends.”