Social group thanks the Melton Times and Ragdale Hall for Make it Happen cash

New plants have brightened up the Springfield Circle group's courtyard area EMN-160905-135144001

New plants have brightened up the Springfield Circle group's courtyard area EMN-160905-135144001

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A self-funding community centre social group has managed to transform its courtyard thanks to £300 it received from the Make It Happen community chest.

Last year was the 11th year that the Melton Times and Ragdale Hall health hydro and thermal spa had partnered up to run the Make It Happen scheme which shares out a £10,000 pot to community causes, with the money generously donated by Ragdale Hall.

New garden furniture in the Springfield Circle social group's courtyard

New garden furniture in the Springfield Circle social group's courtyard

The Springfield Circle, a social group for elderly people living in Melton, was among last year’s 22 successful causes which received a share of last year’s cash pot - being presented with £300 to pay for garden furniture.

Members meet every Wednesday at the town’s Springfield Community Centre for raffles, quizzes, games of table skittles and refreshments including fish and chip days and barbecues.

Trips out are also made to local attractions, garden centres and the cinema.

In a letter to the Melton Times group founder Linda Peters said: “Thank you for the £300 from Make It Happen for my group the Springfield Circle.

The Springfield Circle social group received �300 fro last year's Make It Happen community chest which has enabled them to buy new garden furniture and plants for their courtyard. Group founder Linda Peters is pictured second from left on the back row. EMN-160905-141447001

The Springfield Circle social group received �300 fro last year's Make It Happen community chest which has enabled them to buy new garden furniture and plants for their courtyard. Group founder Linda Peters is pictured second from left on the back row. EMN-160905-141447001

“We now have our new garden furniture and plants for the courtyard and I’ve sent these photos for you to see that we spent the money well.

“We are having a barbecue on June 11. Once again a big thank you.”