Lotto cash for County ward

Walton Social Club fundraising
Walton Social Club fundraising

County ward residents have hit the lottery jackpot.

Walton Village Residents Association has successfully bid for £10,000 from the Awards for All programme.

They have landed the cash to put on a number of activities, ranging from providing holidays for elderly residents through to cabaret afternoons with local acts to raise money for charities.

It will enable a group of 90 older people to enjoy a week at Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in North Wales in September.

The money raised from the bingo at cabaret afternoons will be given to Local Solutions to provide telephones to help keep people at risk of domestic violence safe, and the ‘Shine a Light’ project with the Basement to celebrate the achievements of homeless people.

Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral Lead for Older People, said: “This is great news and will enable us to continue running a series of important projects which really benefit people living in County.

“Getting out and about, meeting others and spending time doing activities makes a major different to people’s health and wellbeing.”

Councillor Eryl Owen, Secretary of Walton Village Residents Association, added: “This is a relatively small amount of money but it makes a big difference to the lives of many people.”