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Mayor of Northampton gets a guided tour

Published on 25 April 2022 01:16 PM

The Mayor of Northampton visits our day centre.

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When Cllr Rufia Ashraf became Northampton's first female mayor with Bangladeshi heritage in May 2021 she said she hoped to inspire others from a similar background.  She was also keen to carry on with her community work and use her experience of working in social services to help improve life for local people.  Chief Executive Chris Duff was delighted to welcome the Mayor to The William and Patricia Venton Centre on Friday 22nd April.  It is vital for local politicians to be able to see first hand the benefit older people get from being able to socialise and meet up with friends and also take part in fun activities.  The Mayor was able to view the facilities at our day centre and talk to staff and clients about the positive difference it makes to many older people every week.

Cllr Rufia Ashraf was happy to hand out the fruit.

The Mayor kindly helped give out the fresh fruit and Dennis was pleased to choose a banana.

Cllr Rufia Ashraf met our Chief Executive Chris Duff.

Chris Duff was pleased to bring the Mayor up-to-date with the current situation for Age UK Northamptonshire, to explain how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the charity's finances and how we managed to carry on providing services and support to local older people throughout the past two difficult years.  We are grateful to Cllr Ashraf for finding the time to visit us before the end of her very busy year as Mayor of Northampton.  We are constantly working to ensure older people and their families learn about our services and find out how we can support them.  Many people living in Northamptonshire do not have access to the internet and find out information by word of mouth, so we are always thrilled when local Councillors visit us on behalf of their community.