Grantham Leisure Support Group celebrates 20 years of support

Grantham Leisure Support Group celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party at the Railway Club. Photo: 0293B
Grantham Leisure Support Group celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party at the Railway Club. Photo: 0293B

A group which supports adults with learning difficulties is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Grantham Leisure Support Group marked its 20th year with a party at the Railway Club in Grantham.

The group was set up by Lisa Nicholson, who is still 
chairperson today. It first met at the old leisure centre in Union Street, but now meets at various places around town depending on the activity. Members are aged from 18 up to

Lisa said: “There is nothing else for the members in the evening. If we did not do this they would be sat at home staring at four walls.”

The group, a registered charity, runs an eight week 
programme of events which may include bowling and bar meals. This is followed by a break and then another eight week programme for the members. There are 34 members at the moment who come from Grantham and outlying 
areas including Bourne.

Lisa recently won the Local Hero Award at the Journal’s Grantham is Great Awards for improving the lives of people with learning difficultuies. She said: “I am very humbled and proud that people recognise what I do and I get a lot of satisfaction from that. When I go to the group, they are so pleased to see you and that is why I do it.”

To find out more about the Grantham Leisure Support Club or to offer your help call Lisa on 07941 925453.