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Weekly over 50s Lunch and Bingo in Largs

Weekly over 50s Lunch and Bingo in Largs
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It’s widely recognised that a large part of the enjoyment when playing bingo comes from the social element. It gives people a chance to catch up with friends and meet like-minded people who live in the same area.

The Scottish charity HOPE (Helping Older People Evolve) in the community, which is part of CLASP (Community Led Action and Support Project) in North Ayrshire, has harnessed the social power of bingo to help bring people together in the town of Largs.

Every Tuesday, they run a community-based lunch club and bingo event for those aged 50 and above. They hope that it will help people of that age group who live in North Ayrshire socialise and integrate better into the community. This will hopefully help them to remain independent and capable of living in their own homes for longer.

The event takes place each week at the community hub in Cumbrae Gardens. The lunch club starts at 11.30 am and it costs just £4 for soup and sandwiches. Lunch is followed by mini bingo 4/5 games for £4 and the price includes tea, coffee and cake. Furthermore, on the last Tuesday of each month, the standard lunch is replaced by a chippy.

How CLASP Works to Help the Community

CLASP (Community Led Action and Support Project) operates across the whole of North Ayrshire, delivering vital services aimed at enhancing social inclusion and improving quality of life. The charity provides easy access to advice and information, helping residents understand their rights and address life-affecting issues. The charity also assists individuals in accessing training and educational opportunities to help them develop transferable skills for employment and further education.

Specifically supporting people aged 50+, CLASP offers computer skills training and a range of services to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing. The charity makes use of a collaborative model, working with other local voluntary and statutory organisations to bridge service gaps.

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