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Photo LtoR; Priscilla Simpson Hillingdon Council Public Health Team, Councillor Janet Duncan, Christopher Geake Hillingdon Mind, Nicholas Smith Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support

On Wednesday 12th November the Vinyl Lounge hosted the launch of Hillingdon Community Trust’s new grant programme “Feeling Good, Living Well”

Up to £7,500 is available to local not for profit organisations and groups from the trust, which receives its funding from Heathrow, to organise activities and events that will help people improve their wellbeing.

The event was organised by Hillingdon Community Trust in partnership with Priscilla Simpson from Hillingdon Council’s Public Health Team and attended by people working with communities in the area and local Councillor Janet Duncan.

Some current projects were celebrated including Hillingdon’s very successful tea dances and walking programme and wellbeing training and activities for all age groups and Drumunity’s community drumming projects that allow older people to enjoy making music whilst benefitting from gentle exercise. Taking part in fun activities is sociable as well as active and helps people make new friends and keep in touch with old ones.

Councillor Janet Duncan commented, “People of all ages have pressures and anxieties and many people are lonely. This can stop them wanting to go out and be active, which can make things worse. It was great to hear about the terrific work the public health team and local groups such as Drumunity, Hayes Hawkes, DASH and others are doing to relieve people’s isolation and anxiety. It is impressive what a small amount of money can do.”

If your group or organisation is a not for profit and supports people in South Hillingdon, why not organise a fun activity to get people moving and having fun.

Information and application forms can be found here.

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