New classes for Bridlington’s young at heart thanks to £3,000 grant

The Young at Heart group is open to anyone over the age of 55.
The Young at Heart group is open to anyone over the age of 55.

CLASSES aimed at the young at heart have been launched in Bridlington thanks to £3,000 of funding.

The Young at Heart group, which is open to anyone over the age of 55, will run every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Priory Enterprises, on Hilderthorpe Road.

The group offers a range of activities, including arts and crafts, with the aim of encouraging people to try new things in a friendly, social setting.

“I would ask people to come along and make new friends and try something new, they will have such good fun when they come along and we are doing something different every week,” said Sharron Morris, of Priory Enterprises.

Classes in glass painting and a relatively new art form deco patch are already lined up for the coming weeks but Sharron said they are open to suggestions for activities, provided they are feasible.

“We will do our best to make it happen because at the end of the day that’s what we are here for. We want to help over 55s try something new that they haven’t tried before,” Sharron said.

The group has been launched thanks to a £2,000 Bridlington South Community First Grant and £1,000 of funding from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust, money which has been used to get the project off the ground.

Last year Priory Enterprises received over £200,000 of National Lottery funding to help continue its creative community work for three years.

Other activities in the pipeline for the Young At Heart group include day trips and painting on location.

The classes cost £2 a week but spaces are limited so booking is advised. For more details or to book call 601745.