Tuesday 12 March 2019 2:44 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON March 12: Malayalee Association of the UK (MAUK) Thursday Lunch Club, which is part of MAUK Elders Services has been functioning since 1998. This tailor-made service is a unique platform for Elders in our community to meet, chat and share their cultural identity and common experiences.
Participants of the Club enjoy a variety of activities including card and board games, exercise classes, knitting, arts and crafts, poetry, film, picnics, trips, etc. Kerala lunch is also provided each week.
In the past, the Club was funded through grants from statutory bodies. However, due to austerity and changing priorities, grants and other funding from governmental bodies were gradually reduced and eventually ceased.
MAUK introduced a nominal admission fee to keep this essential service running but it was never enough to meet the rising cost. The Club has been running in loss for the last few years.
To generate more revenue to keep this essential service operating smoothly, MAUK are now inviting kind-hearted individuals and community-spirited businesses to sponsor one day at Elders Club.
You can sponsor as part of your celebrations of an auspicious occasion, in memory of someone beloved, as a promotion of your business or to simply support this essential service.
So far, MAUK had great response from the community with over 30 sponsors coming forward within two weeks of the launch of this new scheme.
MAUK are currently seeking sponsorship for 45 days in 2020. The minimum donation for sponsoring one day is £100 which is roughly the operational cost for the event.
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