THERE were smiles all round at the Olton and District U3A when they were handed funds from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.
The group, which is made up of retired or semi retired members, was handed money from the Active Citizens Fund which is made up from money taken from criminals and handed out to community groups.
Members meet every second Tuesday of the month at Olton Friary for a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit and each month there is a guest speaker.
There are at least 20 interest groups ranging from Tai Chi to Line Dancing, to Book Club, to Cake and Culture, to Gardening, to trips out and almost anything else you can think of in between.
The group has also planned more promotional events in the future as well as a project to encourage communication between the police and the younger community.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said “It is wonderful to see cash taken from criminals and redistributed within the community for good causes such as these.
“This money really does help our active citizens make a difference.
“Projects like this can do immeasurable good within the community and I am delighted to be able to support it via my Active Citizens Fund.”
Olton and District U3A are looking for more members, for more visit u3asites.org.uk/olton or contact Jo Robinson on 07876775458.