Afternoon entertainment for members of Marlborough’s Jubilee Centre enabled by a grant from the Town Council

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

Jubilee Centre leader Carole Walker displays the cheque just handed over by Mayor Cllr Noel Barrett-MortonJubilee Centre leader Carole Walker displays the cheque just handed over by Mayor Cllr Noel Barrett-MortonEarlier this morning (10 October) the Mayor, Cllr Noel Barrett-Morton presented Carole Walker, leader of Marlborough’s Jubilee Centre with a cheque for £1,116 to go towards the costs of providing afternoon entertainment for the members of the Centre.

The cheque was a grant from the Town Council as part of the Town Council Small Grant Scheme, from which deserving Marlborough organisations can apply for funds to cover aspects of their operation.

This grant to the Jubilee Centre, the town’s drop-in and day centre for people over sixty, means that members will now be able to enjoy a wide range of entertainment in the afternoon, including Music for Health (provided by and a variety of speakers covering RNLI, the Fire Service, the Mobile History Museum, puppet shows and many more.

“The Jubilee Centre is one of the most deserving places to award a grant to” said Cllr Barrett-Morton.

As well as the Town Council The Jubilee Centre is supported by a wide range of volunteers, community groups and organisations, both in terms of financial support but also in kind.

A good example of the volunteer support happened very recently, whilst the members were out for a day trip, thanks to the organisation of Jo Banks and the 'Involve Swindon' network, a team from Nationwide in Swindon arrived at the Centre and completely redecorated the inside of the Centre. Other support comes from Marlborough College, St John’s, Wiltshire County Council, Aster (who also own the building, the Wiltshire Community Foundation and numerous other organisations.

“We rely on grants and donations for our existence” said Major Jeremy York, Chairman of The Jubilee Centre committee, “We are enormously grateful to the Council for this grant” he added.