AGE UK Bradford District has received a £5,000 boost.

The charity has been awarded a grant from Sovereign Health Care’s community programme to help meet increased demands due to the pandemic.

Mark Rounding, chief executive officer of Age UK Bradford District, said: “The pandemic is not over and the demand for supporting older people in the coming months is expected to continue to rise.

“We are slowly reopening our face-to-face support, activities and groups and this donation will contribute to the resources needed to reach people requiring our help. Connecting with businesses is key and I’d like to thank Sovereign Health Care for this donation.”

The charity operates six community hubs across the district, including one in Keighley.

Russ Piper, chief executive of Sovereign Health Care, said: “Age UK Bradford District plays an important role and it’s rewarding to know our donation will contribute towards its invaluable resources and support.”

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