Neighbourly help in the heart of Winchester

Brendoncare Clubs is set to benefit from the generosity of its nearest neighbour. Situated in Victoria Road in Winchester, the charity is located next to Denplan, the UK's leading dental payment plan specialist. Denplan’s Community Fund is designed to promote health and wellbeing, as well as providing vital help to those less able to support themselves.

Brendoncare Clubs runs around 90 clubs for older people in Hampshire and Dorset. In the United Kingdom, there are an estimated one million, one hundred thousand people over the age of 65 who are chronically lonely. Loneliness has been seen to affect not only our mental health, but can also negatively impact on our physical wellbeing. Brendoncare’s clubs provide fun and friendship for older people, who may not otherwise have anyone to talk to or a reason to leave their home. Club member, Mary says “I would be completely lost without the club. Socially, as I live on my own, it gets me out at least once a week.”

The Denplan Community Fund committee has kindly agreed a donation of £4,950 to support the costs of running two of the charity’s clubs in Romsey and Bishops Waltham. These clubs offer a variety of activities, from quizzes and games, indoor kurling and entertainers. More importantly, they offer the chance to meet new people, enjoy a range of activities and socialise regularly.

Edwin Ingleton, Head of Club Services for Brendoncare, said We would like to thank Denplan for its generous support for our clubs. The money will ensure that these clubs continue to run and support older people in the local area. Without the philanthropic support of organisations such as Denplan, we would not be able to provide relief from loneliness for many older people.”

Sharon Ellis, Director of HR & Engagement and Chair of the Community Fund at Denplan said We were delighted to be able to support the Brendoncare clubs. These clubs provide more than just activities or days out for older people; they provide companionship and support, which are so important to a person’s health and wellbeing – no matter what their age.”

More information about Brendoncare’s clubs can be found here or by telephoning 01962 852133.

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