82-year-old's plea to take on Trowbridge day care centre
A charity worker is appealing for someone to take over managing Studley Green Day Care Centre so that she can retire.
Molly Hopkins, 82, of Frome Road, retired from work aged 62 and has worked at the centre for 21 years , but now wants to concentrate on other ventures.
The centre is open for the elderly on Fridays from 12-4pm and around 30 people attend each week and are often picked up from their homes in a minibus.
Mrs Hopkins has three to four helpers to assist in serving lunches, but is looking for a secretary to organise trips, bingo and guest speakers. She said: “I want to retire, but I can’t find anyone to take over.
“It is a very happy club. It gives people a chance to meet up and talk. They would certainly miss it if it wasn’t there.”
The club, established in 1986, is supported by Wiltshire Council and Age UK Ltd but it also raises money with raffles, auctions and bring and buy sales. Mrs Hopkins organised her last trip for the centre at the weekend to Alresford to go on The Water-cress Line and said it was a beautiful day out.
She said: “The highlight was when I took them to France in 2000 through the Eurotunnel for a day trip. I raised £1,500 on my own to take them.”
Mrs Hopkins said the role would best suit someone who has retired and is kind, caring and interested in elderly people. She said: “The club is well established so it is not a question of starting from scratch. Someone can just slot in and carry on.”
People interested in the role can contact Mrs Hopkins on 01225 752564.
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