Throughout last year, Tracey hosted her first ever Pensioners Advice and Information Fairs across the constituency. Tracey invited all pensioners, their families, friends and carers in the local areas of Medway and Tonbridge & Malling to attend these free events which shared information and advice about the local services, support and activities available locally.
There were over 60 organisations who had a stall, including Active Retirement Associations, Care Groups, Health Services, Seniors Forums, Arriva, Kent Fire & Rescue & Kent Police, Folk Dancing, Citizens & Pensions Advice, volunteering opportunities, Rambling, Bowls and other sports & leisure groups, Charities, community recreational groups, support services and many more! Tea, coffee and cake was also available to all visitors.
Recognising that with a little extra support older people can live well and provide an outstanding contribution to the community, Tracey is committed to taking a proactive approach.
Tracey said: “I am overwhelmed with the turnout for my first ever Pensioners Fairs. Not only did we have over 60 stalls but more than 700 people visited the Fairs. We had some brilliant feedback from stall holders and residents and all in all I am really pleased with how the events went. The events was all arranged through goodwill and through kind donations for refreshments we raised nearly £300 for the Royal British Legion Industries Memorial Garden!
My heartfelt thanks to all those who came to support and the wonderful team who helped with all set up and ensure that they ran smoothly. I am also so grateful to the RBLI and the Bishop of Rochester Academy who let us use their facilities."
After the success of the inaugural year last year, Tracey is hosting the Fairs across her constituency for a second year running. Tracey is inviting all pensioners, their families, friends and carers to attend the next event in the Tonbridge and Malling area of her constituency.Tracey said;
“I envisaged these fairs to be like freshers fairs for older people, championing the concerns of older people is something I feel very passionately about and is key policy area I have campaigned on in Parliament and the local community. I wanted to bring all of this expertise together in one place for the benefit of those who need the services and the community. I am delighted and completely overwhelmed with what a success they were and so I am committed to continuing them!”
Tracey will be hosting the next Pensioners Advice and Information Fair between 10am and 2pm at the Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 5JB on the 28th October 2016. Parking is available and there is a bus stop closs by! However, if you would like any more details please call the office on 01634 673180.
For more details on the project please click here.