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Vital Shopping Service For The Elderly Offered A Lifeline

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Published at 9:31am 8th January 2015.

A Dorchester charity will be able to keep on providing a vital service to elderly shoppers in our area thanks to new funding.

Magna Housing Association has donated £2,000 to Dorchester Disabled Club.  They run door-to-door shopping trips for older residents who can't get out and cope with the demands of shopping.

Irene Calcutt, secretary of Dorchester Disabled Club, said: "We are committed to helping our elderly villagers with a door-to-door service."

"Some are frail and need help with their shopping bags and could not cope with public transport. By providing this service, residents can go to the shops without struggling."

Ken Bodycombe, Magna Housing Association's community investment officer, said: "This is a vital service for our elderly residents in rural locations who find getting about more difficult than others."

"We were very keen to support the application for funding."

The money means the charity can continue the service to those in need for the next two years.

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