We have enjoyed another successful year. The central activities organised went some way to fulfilling our aim of improving the social, physical and mental well being of our members who are 50 years of age and over.
Specifically these activities were:
- 11 domino matches: six at home and five away (in London, Southampton, Wellingborough, Bradford and Coventry.) Through the matches we were able to re-acquaint ourselves with old friends, socialise and engage in our favourite table top pastime. We had an average of 50 people traveling on away matches and around 40 people participated when we hosted guests in Sheffield.
- A series of talks by professionals on topics of relevance to us e.g. home security, utility suppliers and fundraising
- A Christmas dinner which provided a 3 course Christmas meal for 52 people and an evening of dancing thereafter.
- We maintained our weekly domino practice sessions and our fortnightly business meetings. The latter enabled us to get together and discuss issues of importance to older African Caribbean people.
- We were awarded a small grant by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation and with it we purchased a range of cooking utensils that made our hosting of events in Sheffield that much easier.
We would like to thank SADACCA and SADACCA Development for their unflinching support over the year.
Our group is made up of mainly African Caribbean older and disabled men and meets at 48 Wicker on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have a membership approaching 50 and a management committee of 4. The bulk of our income comes from a membership fee of £3 and the contributions of members to fortnightly collections.