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HRH Prince Charles chatting to clients

Age UK Boston and South Holland were delighted to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to our office on Monday 19th March. Prince Charles had asked to visit Age UK as part of a whistle stop tour of Lincolnshire. He visited us as Patron of Age UK but also because of his interest in historic buildings and William Garfit House is a restored Georgian building.

During his time with us he met and chatted with staff, volunteers and service users, as well as our invited guests including representatives from Lincolnshire Community Foundation, Boston Borough Council, Calders and Grandidge and Johnsons Garden Centre.

Staff and pupils from Carlton Road Primary School and some of the intrepid team who climbed Mount Snowdon to raise money for a defibrillator were also here.

A wonderful time was had by all and the royal visit resulted in quite a lot of press coverage, we even made Look North!!

Our picture shows HRH Prince Charles chatting to Mrs Pauline Champion (Befriender Volunteer), Mrs June Wright (Befriender Client)

Bakkavor, leading provider of fresh prepared foods and a major employer in the Lincolnshire area, has donated £1,000 to Age UK’s Lime Court Friday Group based in Spalding.

Age UK’s Boston and South Holland Charity run the Lime Court Friday Group for the elderly, holding monthly get-togethers at Lime Court Community Centre, Spalding.  The group enjoy a range of activities including arts and crafts, seated exercises, game days and outings. It has been running for approximately nine years and has around 18 people who attend from Spalding and outlying areas. The donation ensures the Charity can provide transport throughout 2018 to those members who cannot get to the Centre by themselves.

Barbara O’Neill from Age UK said: “Transportation for some of our members has been very difficult, therefore we are greatful to Bakkavor for their donation, as all of the group can get here safely and enjoy themselves.”

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