by Mike Hall
Diggle Diamonds has just been shortlisted for an award run by the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative. If they are to be selected for funding, they need your help and votes.
To show your support for the work they do please visit Grassroots Giving Applications and give them your vote.
Diggle Diamonds has been running for over thirty years and was set up to help look after the interests of older people living in Diggle. The group provides a support network and a point of contact for anyone in need, for example with, transport for shopping, doctors’ appointments and hospital visits.
The nine strong Diggle Diamonds committee holds a coffee morning every month where they attract more than 100 local residents. This fund raising event is a great a social occasion and gives many older residents an opportunity to chat and socialise.
In addition to monthly events, the group organises an annual trip and a Christmas party. They recently visited Lytham where, according to one resident, they had a wonderful day, “The weather and the meal were fantastic. One of the best yet.” Later this year the group will organise a Christmas party with a meal and entertainment provided by Diggle Brass Band.
To cover their costs, the Diggle Diamonds have to fund raise thoughout the year with, events, house to house collections and donations from the Saddleworth Parish Council.
This award from the Skipton Building Society would help the group hugely. If you can help then please visit the website and give them your vote: Skipton Building Society