Neighbourhood news

A group from Age Concern Eastwood attended a concert of seasonal music, carols and readings. It is the only event at the Minster held in the afternoon which obviously proves popular to those in later life.

The Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir, soloists and brass, Bestwood Male Voice Choir and soloist Maryla Mondszein performed to a packed audience and the event was hosted by the consumately skilful Colin Slater.

As we celebrate this special time of year with our friends and families, it is right to think of those in our communities who might not be so fortunate. Caryl Moore chairman of Age Concerns & Age UK Support Group paid tribute to the superb work of Age Concerns, Age UK and other community groups working with older people throughout Nottinghamshire, all of whom are making a very real difference to the health and wellbeing of thousands of potentially vulnerable individuals.

The event is expected to raise over £3k which will immediately be spent in providing winter warmth throughout Nottinghamshire. The provision of festive meals and activities in the company of others will bring joy to a great many older people who might otherwise see no one over the Christmas season.

At the very heart of many communities throughout Nottinghamshire are locally run Age Concern groups working alongside people in later life making a difference where it really matters.