Seniors find out what’s on offer at event designed just for them

Last Friday Hastings’ MP Amber Rudd hosted her third Seniors Fair in the town, the event followed on from a successful Rye Seniors Fair held earlier this year.

Ms Rudd was joined by more than 30 local and national organisations at Sussex Coast College. The organisations were able to meet local people and were able to discuss the opportunities and facilities open to them to make the most of their retirement.

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Amber Rudd with Sgt Chris Varrall and Prevention Engagement and Support officer Lee Melbourne.

Organisations including Marsham Older People’s Project, the Association of Carers and Freedom Leisure came together to showcase the volunteering services, businesses, clubs and associations available to residents of Hastings.

Ms Rudd said afterwards: “I am pleased that so many organisations joined me at my Seniors Fair to talk to our residents about the opportunities and services available to them in our towns.

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Hastings’ Mayor, Councillor Nigel Sinden (centre) visited the event on Friday. 

“It was great to hear that the stallholders also felt that it was useful to network and forge relationships with other local organisations. I hope that this will be helpful and mean that we will have increased opportunities in the future.

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Local solicitors Gaby Hardwicke was one of the firms at the seniors fair Amber Rudd is pictured  with Private Client Associate Solicitor Lucy Rastgoye.

“I would like to thank Sussex Coast College for hosting the event and all of the organisations who took the time to join me at the event. I hope to continue to provide a forum where the senior members of our community can get in touch with the local organisations who can help them to make the most of their retirement.”

The mayor of Hastings, Councillor Nigel Sinden also stopped by the fair and visited a variety of stalls, he said: “It was marvellous to see all of the agencies and local services aimed at supporting seniors. Once again our community shows how well it supports our seniors; agencies, local charities with volunteers and local government officers all had stands on site to offer really helpful information.”

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Amber Rudd found time to chat with those who had dropped in to find out more from the various stalls at the senior’s fair.

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