Age Concern becomes Age UK
15 Apr 2011
The Mayor and Sir George cut the cake
The Mayor and Sir George cut the cake
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GY with Cllr Peter Giddings
GY with Cllr Peter Giddings
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Age Concern Andover & District became Age UK Andover & District at a party at their Town Mills offices on Saturday.

"Age UK Andover will remain an independent charity, but with a new partnership with Age UK, the national body providing some substantial benefits to older people who live in and around Andover".

Along with the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Chris Lynn, Sir George cut the cake, and then took part in a number of fundraising activities. Along with Cllr Peter Giddings, he guessed the weight of the bunny, and invested in some raffle tickets.

"Along with other voluntary organisations in the area, Age UK Andover faces a number of challenges, and I was pleased to hear that a professional fundraiser has been seconded to them for the next year, to help them develop new income streams".

Sir George paid tribue to the range of services offered by Age UK in Andover.

"In an increasingly complicated world, more and more pensioners are finding it difficult to claim the benefits to which they are entitled. The service offered at Town Mills gives them the support which they need, and helps improve their quality of life".

At the event, teas and homemade cakes were sold, along with plants and flowers. Jeremy Bugden, the Chief Officer of Age Concern Andover & District welcomed everybody there, particularly the chair, Dr Newell, and Iris the volunteer co-ordinator, who were both given bouquets of flowers.
 
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