Jagger centre celebrates its 30th birthday

Autumn Fair to celebrate 30 years of the Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax. Pictured are mayoress Janet Hardy, Rita Kelly, Sandra Newham, trustee Margaret Mottingley, Margaret Bagshaw and mayor John Hardy.
Autumn Fair to celebrate 30 years of the Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax. Pictured are mayoress Janet Hardy, Rita Kelly, Sandra Newham, trustee Margaret Mottingley, Margaret Bagshaw and mayor John Hardy.
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MORE than £4,000 was raised for the Maurice Jagger Centre for the Elderly and Disabled as a result of an autumn fair.

The centre in Winding Road, Halifax, was set up 30 years ago and most of the money will be used to replace the second of its mini buses, which is now 15 years old.

Friends of Overgate autumn fair at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse.'Pictured are Barry and Sue Firth, Laura Ingram and Ann Walker

Friends of Overgate autumn fair at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse.'Pictured are Barry and Sue Firth, Laura Ingram and Ann Walker

The centre is almost entirely self sufficient and receives no grants towards the work it does, said secretary and trustee Margaret Mattingley.

She is the daughter of Maurice Jagger, a former Mayor of Halifax, who founded the centre, and the other trustees are May Smith and Jean Redford.

The premises are used used every weekday and some weekends, with often three different groups a day - morning, afternoon and evening.

They include the disabled and elderly, Hard of Hearing, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis Care, a diabetic group, the Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Support, Young at Heart, Trefoil Guild, Wine Circle, Embroiderers’ Guild, Calder Quilters, RAFA, Halifax-Aachen Society, Soroptimists, WRVS and In Touch for the Over 55s.

The centre costs more than £35,000 a year to run and one of its main source of income is the autumn fair, plus raffles, bric-a-brac sales and concerts.