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Stone Community Hub Dual Initiative for the Elderly & Vulnerable

Stone Community Hub has two new initiatives this autumn; The Boredom Buster, and Hub Grub!

Hub Grub, funded by a £1,500 grant from the Santander Foundation, will provide a hot, healthy meal for those who are struggling due to financial hardship or lack of knowledge/confidence in cooking. The meals will be available on Mondays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm from the 2nd October. No referrals are needed, people can just turn up.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Karen Wardell, Manager at Stone Community Hub said: “We have wanted to offer a hot meal to those that are struggling for quite a while now and are very grateful to Santander for their support. As winter approaches we want to help people look after themselves better”

Amy Slack, Manager at the Santander Foundation said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Stone Community Hub, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

Also debuting in October, thanks to grant funding from the Silver Social Fund, will be the Boredom Buster. After Hub Grub is finished every Monday, the Boredom Buster will provide games, puzzles and crosswords etc and people to play them with, for those aged 55 and over.

For the first time for a Hub initiative, transport can be provided if required. There will be a small charge for attending this session however refreshments will be provided.

For more information and especially if transport is required please contact Karen or Jo on 01785 812417 or by email at

Stone Community Hub (“the Hub”) already provides many valuable services aimed to improve the lives of residents of Stone and its surrounding villages by providing support and advice in times of need. The registered charity provides a place to meet and discuss opportunities every morning (except Thursdays) from 10 until 1 at the Frank Jordan Centre. Everything it does is in pursuit of its objective “Making Lives Better”.

Most of us will, at times, struggle for one reason or another and the Hub is a lifeline for many.

For more information ring Stone Community Hub on 01785 812417


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