A group which has ignited community spirit in the Kingsbury area has been rewarded with a £699 cheque from the Tamworth Co-op.Kingsbury Methodist Church’s Outreach organisation is benefiting the entire community from babies to people in their nineties.
For the last six years, it has operated a thriving Tumble Tots nursery, a community café and a luncheon club for the over 55s. Around 200 people take advantage of the activities on offer.
The money, part of the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund Scheme, will be split between the three activities.
“It will help us to buy more play items for the nursery, entertainment for the luncheon club’s Christmas dinner and kitchen equipment for the community café,” said the group’s chairperson, Pam Page.
Outreach was formed by worshippers who were inspired to lead by example and take the ‘love of Christ into the community.’
Twenty-six volunteers are now on board and Pam is delighted that numerous friendships are being formed across the various age groups.
Young mums have also volunteered to take over the reins of Tumble Tots from Pam and other stalwarts Diane Trout and Lesley Wilson.
The money was raised by shoppers at the Tamworth Co-op’s Kingsbury convenience store donating the dividends they earn on their purchases. Each Tamworth Co-op outlet is linked to a different cause every year.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Tamworth Co-op, because this is the second time we have received a substantial amount of money from the Community Dividend Fund,” added Pam.
“It’s amazing how the dividends can add up and we’d also like to thank shoppers at the store for helping to generate such a substantial sum.’
Annette Brindley, who recently moved from the Kingsbury store to manage the Tamworth Co-op’s new flagship store in Dosthill, presented the cheque.
“It’s brilliant to be able to do this because of the fanatastic work they do for all sections of the community,” she said.