Our staff and volunteers came together at the weekend to celebrate the charity’s 70th anniversary at a tea party event in the gardens of our head office in Old Catton.
Saturday afternoon saw staff and volunteers enjoying tea and cake along with live music from Norfolk musician, Alex Brown.
A special 70th birthday cake was presented at the event followed by a speech from our chief executive, Hilary MacDonald, who said, "To have supported older people in Norfolk for 70 years is an honour and a wonderful achievement. We couldn’t carry out the work that we do without the support of our staff and volunteers so we are delighted to have the chance to celebrate together”.
Age UK Norfolk began life in 1947 as ‘Norfolk Older People’s Welfare Association’, to provide help and assistance to older people during the aftermath of the Second World War and to provide
a voice for their rights and dignity. The charity continues that
ethos today through our work with dementia friendly communities,
dementia cafes, free information and advice, telephone befriending
and campaigning to combat loneliness among older people.
The tea party is one of several events taking place throughout the year to mark our 70th anniversary. Earlier in the year we held a fundraising ball at Norwich City Football Club featuring former strictly dancers, James and Ola Jordan and in August members of staff will be taking to the skies for a fundraising skydive event.