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Mayor visits day centre

Mayor Gillam with Dave Jenkins and a Reabrook day centre member

Published on 24 December 2019 12:29 PM

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Phil Gillam brought some festive cheer to older people in Shrewsbury last week with a visit to an Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin day centre.

Gifts donated by Darwin Glass and Glazing were distributed to members of our Reabrook day centre in Shrewsbury, who enjoyed gift bags of mince pies, Shrewsbury biscuits and fruit cake made by Baked For You.

The Mayor said he was delighted to be able to help support our work in the community: ‘It is always a busy time in the run up to Christmas and so it is a great privilege to be able to think of others and spread some festive joy with the distribution of presents to older people in our community. Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin do a fantastic job with their support of not only our older generation, but also their families and carers.’

Dave Jenkins, Director of Darwin Glass and Glazing, who has paid for 160 gift bags to be donated across Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s day centres, added: ‘Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is a charity close to my heart and it’s important to support older people, particularly at this time of year. Anything we can do to spread some happiness has to be a good thing!’

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