ABOUT THE CHARITY
Age Concern Crosby is a small registered charity which serves the local community in the Seaforth, Crosby, Waterloo, Blundellsands and Thornton areas of Sefton. We provide opportunities for social interaction for older people to help relieve the problems of loneliness and isolation.
Our core service is the provision of three lunch clubs each week at Waterloo United Free Church Hall. These are staffed by volunteers and provide a nutritional meal and entertainment in a safe, friendly environment. We also organise a monthly film show at the Plaza Community Cinema, outings and an annual holiday for a small number of people. A minibus driven by our volunteers is used to transport our less mobile diners.
We provide a signposting service to organisations and agencies which may be able to offer advice or assist with any problems.
Age Concern Crosby was founded in 1952, more than sixty years ago under the name of ‘Old People’s Welfare’ by the then Medical Officer of Health for Crosby, the late Dr J.G. Hailwood with help from local women’s organisations and churches.
A name which became synonymous with the group was that of its longstanding secretary Miss Jean Kerrigan. More details of our history can be found elsewhere on this site.
For many years our lunch clubs were based at Christ Church in Waterloo and St John’s Church hall in Denmark Street. Due to the closure of the latter, we have now moved all three clubs to a new home in Waterloo United Free Church in Crosby Road North.
Age Concern Crosby is run in accordance with the requirements of the Charity Commission. It is managed by a board of six volunteer trustees. A part-time administrator, based at our office in Waterloo, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and managing our great team of volunteers.
Our current trustees are:
- Susan Bramley (Chairperson)
- Christina Chua-Short (Secretary)
- Gillian Boggan (Treasurer)
- Jane Daly
- Sharon Ryan
- Tracey McGeagh