Wealden MP, Charles Hendry, has welcomed the allocation of Big Lottery funding to a voluntary group, which plans to establish a new fortnightly TN22 Club at Hadlow Down village hall.
The club will be launched on Wednesday, February 13, and will be open to anyone over 60 in the TN22 area.
The club will be managed by CESI (Community Engagement, Support and Independence).
The TN22 Club will use its Big Lottery Fund support to help isolated older people by providing a range of activities including IT awareness, gentle exercise, and arts and craft.
Mr Hendry said: “I am delighted that the Big Lottery Fund is supporting this local voluntary group. The club will be welcomed whole-heartedly by the local Hadlow Down community.
“It is so important to make sure that older people are helped to keep active and socially engaged, especially during the winter when the days are shorter and people are more inclined to stay at home.
“I wish them luck with this venture, and hope to visit the club in future.”
*The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes by the National Lottery. This totals around £600 million each year. Since June 2004, it has awarded more than £4.4 billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Eighty to ninety per cent of funding is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations.