Lincoln Age UK centre’s first step to reopening

The Age UK Activity Centre on Park Street in Lincoln has partially reopened on November 6 after a £700,000 refurbishment project nears its end.

The restaurant at the popular centre has been opened to the public, but further donations are still needed before the renovation and extension work is complete.

Building work on the three-story extension and modernisation began in June after the Lincoln branch celebrated their 55th anniversary.

Every week the charity centre welcomes over 1,800 customers for friendship clubs, classes, advice and to the subsidised restaurant, hairdressers and computer suite.

Age UK LInocln Acting CEO Michele Seddon and Day Support Services Manager Rosie Davidson. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Age UK LInocln Acting CEO Michele Seddon and Day Support Services Manager Rosie Davidson. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Businesses are being urged to pledge their support as the centre is still in need of furniture, toilets, a new boiler, kitchen utensils, window blinds, whiteboards, large screen TVs, conferencing equipment and 40 square tablecloths (54 square inches).

In a Pledge for Park Street campaign, launched at the beginning of November, the charity will reward businesses making a donation by having the name of the organisation recorded on a commemorative plaque or in a special donation book.

Centre Manager Rosie Davidson said: “Building work on the new centre is going really well and we’re on target to have the whole centre open again by the scheduled date of 13th December.

“But we desperately need local businesses and organisations to dig deep and help us to properly equip the centre so that we can provide the best possible experience for the many people who use it every week.”

If you can support the Pledge for Park Street campaign and would like to donate much needed items please contact Georgina Garrett on 01522 696000, or email georgina.garrett@ageuklincoln.org.uk.