Rotary gift funds party for Bognor’s carers

C112011-1 Bog Dec15 Crossroads  phot kate''Dr Malcolm Ridley, chairman of the community service committee of the Rotary club of Bognor Regis presents a cheque to Rita Boxall, co-ordinator of the Crossroads Club for their Christmas meal and pantomime outing at the Holy Cross Church Hall.C112011-1
C112011-1 Bog Dec15 Crossroads phot kate''Dr Malcolm Ridley, chairman of the community service committee of the Rotary club of Bognor Regis presents a cheque to Rita Boxall, co-ordinator of the Crossroads Club for their Christmas meal and pantomime outing at the Holy Cross Church Hall.C112011-1

Carers and their partners from across Bognor Regis enjoyed a Christmas party thanks to a donation.

The 15 members of the Tuesday club at the Holy Cross Church Hall in North Bersted received some festive cheer with a £250 donation from Rotarians.

The club is run weekly from 11.30am-4.30pm by Crossroads Care on behalf of West Sussex County Council.

Among its satisfied members is wheelchair user Aldwick man Ray Megson, 73.

“It’s a nice day out and we all get on well together. It’s a lot better than just looking at the same four walls all the time and it gives my wife a break,” he said.

The week before the party saw the club members enjoy a Christmas lunch at the nearby Royal Oak pub and a trip to The Wizard of Oz at the Regis Centre. Usual weeks see bingo, dominoes and exercises take place.