Trust serving those in need

MANY joined the mayor of Seaford in visiting the St James’ Clubhouse at their open day in early October.

The clubhouse is on the site of the medieval Hospital of St James that was dedicated to looking after those with leprosy and St James Trust continues to serve those in need in the 21st Century - supporting older people and those with disabilities in Seaford.

There were music workshops for bell ringing, recorders and guitars. The hard of hearing club and battery exchange attracted lots of attention as did the arts/crafts group stall. The past times tables encouraged folk to reminisce through a wide range of memorabilia.

Surprise was expressed at the range of facilities for hire on two floors, with lift access, including meeting and activity rooms and excellent commercial kitchen. The charity shop also proved to be a great attraction.

Refreshments and lunches were very popular and many old friendships renewed and new ones formed. This builds on the Monday to Saturday morning drop-in at the Old Town Hall in South Street.

Thanks for all offers of help as St James’ Trust are always looking for new ways to serve the elderly and vulnerable and welcome practical suggestions as to how this can be done as well as working alongside other groups.

PAT CASE

Walmer Road, Seaford