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Link Club – PTC Grant Update

In 2022, Patchway Town Council granted community group ‘The Link Club’ with £1000 towards local support and events for their group. You will see just how their grant has been used below.

From The Link Club:

Link Club has had a fantastic year, with up to 45 local people attending our sessions at Coniston Community Centre. We used all of the grant that you awarded us, which has really benefited the young people.

£500 Rent to Coniston Community Association

£405 Cookery and Life-skills Workshops

£95 Printer Ink and Computer Paper

Patchway benefited in that it's most vulnerable members acquired new life-skills and accessed local leisure facilities such as bowling, skittles and the cinema through Link Club. Advisory sessions circumvented neighbour disputes experienced by members, lessening antisocial behaviour, and advice regarding rent and debt helped members immensely.

We had workshops facilitated by Patchway Dental Practice who educated members on oral health through an interactive workshop. Link Club has facilitated practical cookery workshops (pictured below) wellbeing workshops and music workshop sessions.

New members are referred by social services and GP practices, can come along on a drop-in basis or call the coordinator to discuss details beforehand.

We at Link Club are immensely grateful for Patchway Town Council for their continuing support of this resource which is unique to Patchway and which enriches the lives of local people in so many ways, from the members themselves to our volunteers and staff in the community.

It also provides respite for the parents and carers of our members, who can be sure they are having a fun, safe and educational experience at Link Club.

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