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Spotlight on EngAge Rotherham - May 2017

Mayor in Maltby

Rotherham Mayor, Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley continued to offer support for our EngAge Rotherham groups with a visit to our Bevan Crescent group in Maltby. Rotherham's Mayor meets members of Bevan Crescent Group

 

Councillor Pitchley previously attended our Christmas Carol concert and invited a member of our Brinsworth group for afternoon tea earlier this year. While at the group the Mayor presented Ken and Margaret with a bunch of flowers to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary, took part in the group’s quiz and sampled the homemade cakes that had been provided by a group member. Details of this recipe that was enjoyed by all are currently unavailable as it’s a family recipe, however EngAge Rotherham staff are trying to find out the secret ingredients.

 

Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley was sworn in as Rotherham’s youngest Mayor back in May last year and is reaching the end of her year in office. She is lifelong Rotherham resident and was elected onto the council in 2011, where she currently represents the Holderness ward. Rotherham's Mayor's visit to Bevan Crescent Community Gourp

 

The Bevan Crescent group, which meets on Thursday morning, is currently full. Group activities  focus on combating loneliness and include quizzes, sing-songs, talks, and having a natter over a hot drink and a biscuit. Keith Stringer, the volunteer who leads the group, said, ‘It was a very special occasion for the group. Lyndsay was absolutely wonderful with every member of our group and will be sadly missed when she has to pass on the Mayoral Chain.’ 

 

 

 

Also in EngAge in April:

EngAge Rotherham groups have been having conversations about loneliness in order to help promote the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness 

Our Todwick group, Grey Matter received their Duke of York Community Initiative Award at Huddersfield University

EngAge Rotherham supported the plans for the Volunteer Big Walk (to be held in June)

EngAge Rotherham staff had conversations with Pops in Rawmarsh and Tassibbee to look how we can work together

Rotherham Mayor's visit to Bevan Crescent Group Janet collecting the Duke of York Community Initiative Award on behalf of Grey Matter group