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Charity asks you, the local Bedale Community to help lend a hand following Summer storm

Dales Care, a charity day centre for independent older people located in the heart of Bedale are calling on the local community to help get the centre back up and running following a heavy rain downpour.

Michelle Sands-McLeod from Dales Care said “We were so upset to see the extent of the damage following the storm, the water has got in under the door in our end room and completley ruined the carpet. After lifting the carpet we noticed that the floor was not drying out and we were shocked to discover that the insulation under the concrete had managed to absorb all the rainwater, causing the concrete to crack. ”

 The room was only recently refurbished following money raised at the late Jonathan Ropner memorial. Jonathan was the founding member of Dales Care and a highly respected figure in the local community.

“We have had some costs put together for the materials which comes to over £1500 but the concrete floor needs to be dug up and relaid. The labour costs for this are just too much for the Charity to afford in the current economic climate. With this in mind, we are calling upon members of the public who would be willing to pitch in and help. Anyone can help us get this project underway, young or old. The bedale community has always supported Dales Care and we would be so grateful to hear from anyone that would like to be involved.”

Dales Care was established in 1988. A place where older and more vulnerable people are welcomed to enjoy activities, lunches and social opportunities at our relaxing day care facilities. Their objective is to enhance the quality of life for the older independent people in our community. Dales Care also provides meals on wheels five days a week to those who are unable to visit the centre.

Dales Care are hoping that with community support the room will be back up and running by the end of September, the room currently hosts Keep Fit Classes & Art Classes and is used for the running and organising of the Meals on Wheels project which sees volunteers delivering to as many as 40 vulnerable people every day.

If you would like to get involved with this project and help get the centre back up and running as quickly as possible please call Mr Dave Dalton on 07976217829

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