St Albans carer support group gets vital funding

A CARER support group which lost its funding last March has good reason to thank the lottery and their county councillor for their continued existence.

Dawn to Dusk is a self-help group which meets weekly and provides mutual support and various activities which give carers a break.

Originally it was affiliated to Age UK but last March, in common with many other groups in the county, it lost its funding.

Rather than fold as the group had been together for more than six years, members decided to keep the group going themselves and each one contributes �4 a week.

In the meantime, Dawn to Dusk successfully applied to the Big Lottery Fund for a grant and received over �550 which was, in turn, matched by their county councillor Chris Brazier from his localities budget.

Secretary Jo Ivory said: “Those grants will enable us to continue this support group for 2012. At the end of this year we will have to start fundraising again all over again but we all agree the effort is worth the enjoyment and support we give to each other.”

Dawn to Dusk meets from 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Charles Morris Hall in Tyttenhanger Green and offers refreshments and activities with qualified therapists.

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Anyone who cares for family or friends is welcome to join the group. They can either turn up at the hall or get more information by ringing Jo on 01727 568552 or Rosemary on 01727 873385.