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The Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express 100 Community Fund, Mellwood House independant living scheme.

The Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express 100 Community Fund, Mellwood House independant living scheme.

A sheltered housing development is the latest - and last - group to be awarded the Express 100 Community Fund.

Mellwood House, on Little Lane, South Elmsall, has been given a cheque for £100 to help improve the garden area for its elderly residents.

Pat Lawton, a domestic assistant at the Wakefield and District Housing scheme, applied for the cash earlier this year after some garden ornaments were stolen and others damaged for the second time.

She said the money would be used to improve the area by installing a ramp for easier access or purchasing new furniture and ornaments.

Ms Lawton said: “It will be lovely to put a smile back on the residents’ faces with something good happening in the garden.”

The Express 100 Community Fund was launched in January after we teamed up with Asda Yorkshire XDC, South Elmsall, to offer £100 to community groups every month throughout the year.

The fund has also benefited the Hemsworth Community Spirit Group, the SESKU Festival Committee, The Westfield Centre Food Bank, the South Elmsall Town Centre Partnership, Havercroft and Ryhill Darby and Joan Club, the Beth’s Angels Fund, Helping Hands, Jolly Tots, the Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Old Folks Treat Fund and the South Kirkby Community Association.

See the Express in January for details of a new fund that is being launched.

Rebecca Whittington, Express editor, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to help so many groups and hope we can continue to offer our support in the new year.”

 

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