After the success of a Kimberley’s Got Talent event which focused on the talents of young people, the Town Council reached to its elderly citizens through an Easter event and promised to provide new opportunities for people of all ages in the future.
Council Chairman Jim McDonald and a team of fellow councillors and volunteers laid on an Easter treat for more than 40 local pensioners at which fun, friendship and community spirit shone through.
A two-course lunch with drinks,cakes,and a free raffle was well received, as were Easter goodie bags with chocolate treats, eggs and flowers.
Eye-catching table arrangements created by Denise Jones enhanced the Easter event which was co-ordinated by Cllr Karen Tennant, aided by council chairman Cllr Jim McDonald, Cllr Dave Nunn (vice chairman), Andy and Sue Cooper, Wayne Daley, Andy Hyslop and Clara and Freddie Tennant, among others.
As a special treat for those present, young performers representing the Velocity School of Dance gave a display of freestyle and street dance. Cllr McDonald heaped praise on the dancers, Rosie Donaldson, Isabelle McManus, Jasmin Wilde and Grace and Charlotte Broker, who he said “made impressive contributions and given a lovely show of their talents.”.
The Easter celebration was also enriched by the talents of singing guest David Lawrence whose appropriate choice of songs pleased one and all,
Delighted by the success of the event Cllr McDonald indicated that social events such as this would be more prevalent in the future.
He said: “The council’s main aim is to ensure that elderly and vulnerable people in the local community are looked after and given the support they deserve so that they can escape from loneliness and isolation.”
“ Anyone who knows of a person living alone who can be helped by providing them with an opportunity to join in with our organised social events should contact the council on 0115-9382733.” he said.
Anne Carr, President of the Kimberley Pensioners Association gave a vote of thanks to the council for providing the Easter celebration.
“ The atmosphere has been wonderful and everyone present has had a lovely time” she said.
Karen Tennant said “ It is important to look after after our elderly citizens and this event which has been a big success has raised the spirits of one and all.”