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Free festive feast for older residents

Islington’s older residents are warmly invited to apply to attend a special free Christmas lunch on Tuesday 13 December.

Local people aged 70 or over can put themselves forward for a place at the annual festive feast – hosted by the council as a way of celebrating the huge contribution older people make to the borough.

The event, held at the Islington Assembly Hall on Upper Street, will include a lunch served by Islington’s Mayor, Cllr Kat Fletcher, and councillors. Plus there will be festive music and entertainment to get everyone in the mood!

Deputy Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Janet Burgess, said: “Older Islingtonians make an invaluable contribution to our community and this is our chance to say ‘thank you’ for all that they do.

“I am looking forward to welcoming our guests to the Assembly Hall, and ensuring they have a lovely day.”

The festive feast has been running for six years after the council scrapped its own party in favour of catering for the borough’s older citizens instead.

Up to one hundred places are available for Islington's septuagenarians and older. To apply please call the Chief Executive's office at the Town Hall between 9 and 5pm Monday to Friday on 0207 527 3174 or email ChiefExecutive' as soon as possible.

Local businesses are being asked to support this worthwhile event by donating towards the cost of the lunch, or offering suitable raffle prizes. Any business able to help out is asked to contact the Chief Executive’s office on the number above.

For more information contact:

Sian Williams
Deputy Head of Strategy and Communications
020 7527 3376

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