A CHARITY which has provided support for the elderly for nearly 60 years has been awarded £1,000 from a housebuilder.


of Crowthorne has

received the money

from Barratt Homes' regional Community Fund, which will help the charity fund its new day centre, 'Building a Better COATS project'.

The local housebuilder, which has developed the Cricket Field Grove in Crowthorne, launched its fund at the start of the year.

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Lynnette St-Quintin, sales director for Barratt Homes Southern Counties, said: “Thanks to our new homes at Cricket Field Grove, we are delighted that we can support Crowthorne’s senior citizens through a donation to COATS

"We are very impressed with the valuable work that COATS does and were very happy to make this donation.”

COATS provides a social space for elderly residents in the area, offering regular entertainment and activities, hot meals and transport to and from the day centre.

David Wilson, COATS trustee, comments: “I would like to thank Barratt Southern Counties for their generous donation, which will provide financial support for our ongoing activities at COATS.

"In particular it will help with our “Building a Better COATS” project, which we have just launched to refurbish and update our premises."