Golden Girls Awarded Our Community Grant

Published: 22/05/2019

Our Community Grant Scheme provides valuable funding to local organisations that make a difference to the lives of people living in the community and we are proud to announce that we have just presented our first grant of £250 for 2019! The grant went to support The Golden Girls Club which is a small club held in Shearsgreen Community Hall, Northfleet each Wednesday.

Our Community Grant Scheme provides valuable funding to local organisations that make a difference to the lives of people living in the community and we are proud to announce that we have just presented our first grant of £250 for 2019!

The grant went to support The Golden Girls Club which is a small club held in Shearsgreen Community Hall, Northfleet each Wednesday.


Originally formed from the Co-Operative Guild that ran for over 50 years, the Golden Girls Club started in 2016 when the Co-Op closed.

The club aims to do their bit to help combat loneliness and isolation through promoting social action, holding quizzes, music and crafts.

Funds from the grant will go to support speakers and people to lead sessions on crafting. In addition, the grant will go to support a fish and chip lunch where the members can invite friends.

The club's chair Mrs Wilcocks explained:
The Golden Girls Club really appreciate Bluebird Care thinking of us with this kind donation which will enable us to continue the much needed club in this area.

We are always looking for new members who are welcome to join us. We meet every Wednesday 2pm till 3-30pm at The Shearsgreen community Hall Westcott Avenue Northfleet.
Care Manager Denise explained:
It is a tremendous privilege to award our community grant because of the difference that I know it makes to the lives of people in our community.

Visiting The Golden Girls Club was an excellent way to spend the afternoon and it was positive to meet the group. Presenting the grants is one of the best parts of my role and I look forward to our next grant presentation in June!