Popular Hum Bug Club gets a £500 grant so it can continue to help people in the area

The popular Hum Bug Activity Club and Drop in Centre has been given a £500 boost.

The club meets at St Michael’s Church Hall in Mount Pleasant, Louth, and welcomes people along for a chat and a get together.

They applied for a grant from the Marian and Leslie Howe Fund. The fund was set up in 2000 by Brian Howe, a disabled teacher from Louth, in memory of his parents. The charity is administered, as trustees, by Churches Together in Louth & District.

The annual income is distributed to registered organisations that care for the elderly or disabled in the town.

The Hum Bug Club’s Activities Co-ordinators Joanna Blythe and Jane Robertshaw said they were ‘very pleased’ to get the donation.

They said it would be used to buy specialist equipment to help users of the club who have suffered from a stroke.

In a letter to the club the trustees of the fund said: “We hope that this will help you continue in your valuable work in providing help, equipment and support to your members.”

The Hum Bug Club offers help and support to a wide range of people. They offer a friendly cuppa and a chance to have a chat and a laugh in safe and relaxing surroundings.

Activities include exercise, games, competitions, music, sing-a-longs, karaoke, dance and movement, quizzes, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, raffles and discussion groups.

As one member of the club who wrote to the Leader a few months ago praising the club said: “There is only one rule at the Hum Bug Activity Club and that is you must always have a laugh!”

The club is at St Michael’s Church House Monday to Friday. Call 07824 757433.