Be Well Tameside – Grant Story
Be Well Tameside received a grant of £500 from The Running Bee Foundation.
We caught up with Mick Owen to see how the grant has helped them so far.
“We received the grant just as it was becoming clear that we would not be able to continue our face to face sessions for some time. But we also realised that many older people would be unable to access any digital alternatives and decided to prioritize “analogue” solutions to making locked-down and lonely local people feel they still “belonged” to their community.
A monthly magazine, a telephone contact project and a highly successful pen pal project linking youngsters with local not-so-youngsters are all up and running thanks, in part, to the Running Bee Foundation.”