Disbanding support group donates trolley as a parting gift

A support group for people with sensory or physical disabilities which is having to close due to declining membership has donated a trolley to another Harborough community organisation as a parting gift.

Alternative Choices, which meets on Thursdays at Market Harborough Evangelical Church is being disbanded after 18 years due to a lack of new members.

Margaret Richards, the volunteer co-ordinator for Harborough in Bloom, gave a power-point presentation to Alternative Choices in October about the work the volunteers do in and around the town.

And last Thursday, Alternative Choices handed over a trolley to the Bloom team as a parting gift.

Tony Colley, from Alternative Choices, said: “The Bloom volunteers do a wonderful job and we are very pleased to offer our support and wish them well for 2015 with their entry in East Midlands in Bloom and Britain in Bloom.

“The group thought that the
presentation of the trolley would be a nice reminder of Alternative Choices in Market Harborough.”

The picture shows Bloom volunteers’ chairman Ken Hook, left, being presented with the trolley by Mr Colley.