THE Chester Age UK committee visited Liverpool University to meet the researchers and see what financial help was needed.
Committee members were shown some of the important research being carried out into various aspects of ageing.
They learned about the study into muscle degeneration and vision problems affecting people in later life.
The committee awarded a grant of £3,000 to each of the research projects.
The committees which meet in Chester arrange fundraising events and are organising a boat trip with a three-course meal on Wednesday, September 22, for £25.
For further information or to reserve tickets for the boat trip with dinner, call Angela Barnes on 0115 946 9154 or e mail email@example.com.