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Age Concern charity could take over Old Windsor Day Centre

Age Concern charity could take over Old Windsor Day Centre

Francis Batt

Age Concern charity could take over Old Windsor Day Centre

The charity Age Concern has indicated that it might be prepared to take over the threatened Old Windsor Day Centre.

Managers responsible for the centre in Straight Road meet on Thursday to consider whether or not to call it a day.

Membership of the day centre has fallen to 127 and they believe it can not pay its way.

But this week Tracey Morgan, the chief executive of the Slough and East Berkshire branch of Age Concern, confirmed that a meeting with the Day Centre managers had taken place.

She said: "Our ethos as a charity is similar to the Old Windsor Day Centre charity.

"We would like to explore further the possibility of continuing to provide a service for older people in their purpose built centre in Old Windsor."

But she admitted it would have to be run on different lines if Age Concern took over.

Any changeover would be complicated by the fact that the Day Centre building is owned by the charity that runs the adjoining Memorial Hall.

The Day Centre was opened by the Queen 23 years ago after a huge fundraising campaign in the village.

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