Ilfracombe-based Old Gits Club has been chosen as the latest recipients of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on supplies.
The group was set up just over a year ago to help utilise the experiences and energies of the older generation who have the time to do something constructive. The club’s main objective is to make the streets of Ilfracombe look better by painting bollards, waste bins and bus shelters, amongst many different items.
The club is making its way along the High Street and aiming for Fore Street and the sea front in the next couple of months. They have also been fundamental in the renovation of the Lantern Centre and will be spending their £1,000 worth on materials on the necessary paint and supplies to help them complete these projects.
Rodney Donovan, from the Old Gits Club, said: “I formed the ‘Old Gits Club’ about a year ago as many retired folk are finding that they have time on their hands and some have lost many of their friends since leaving work.
“The club has given members a social activity and the chance of meeting new friends and, by making our area look more appealing, also gives them a sense of achievement. We would like to thank RGB Building Supplies for supporting us, it will make a real difference.”
Dave Gussin, Site manager at RGB Ilfracombe, said: “We’re extremely proud to be supporting the Old Gits Club, they really sum up what our Community Fund is all about and we look forward to seeing the work they do throughout the town.”
Those wishing to join the Old Gits Club, can do so by contacting Kate Shimmell on 01271 855340 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(from a press release)