IMPROVEMENTS have been made at a charity’s centre where it provides social care support for hundreds of people of all ages.

The Fed, in Prestwich, has upgraded its “uneven and poorly accessible” lawn as well as purchasing a dementia friendly golf course which is used by people receiving care at its Heathlands Village site.

A cash injection of £7,000, made by the former Mayor of Bury Cllr Jane Black's Mayoral Charity Appeal, has enabled these enhancements to be made.

Joyce Khan, marketing and communications manager at The Fed, said: "We were so touched that Jane made The Fed one of her chosen charities for her year in office. She has raised a fantastic amount. The new astroturf lawn is a great hit with our residents and many visitors, especially when we get the bowls and crazy golf out.

"Jane’s hard work has helped add to the range of activities on offer for people living here which directly enhances their wellbeing. We can’t thank her enough."

Cllr Black, who represents St Mary’s ward in Prestwich, and her husband Mark Sankey, presented staff at The Fed with a cheque on July 30.

The former Mayor had selected The Fed and Grace’s Place children’s hospice in Radcliffe to be the main beneficiaries of funds for the year 2018/19.

Cllr Black said: “The funds have been used to replace The Fed’s uneven and poorly accessible lawn with astroturf.

“This means that it is weatherproof and wheelchair friendly and can be used all year round for activities particularly joint activities with children and residents.

“The dementia friendly golf course and target bowls will also allow residents to play wheelchair bowls, and children to also play and share the fun."