Advice and support top the agenda at seventh-annual Pensioners’ Fair

Adur District Council chairman, one from right, with the East Worthing and Shoreham MP and members of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)
Adur District Council chairman, one from right, with the East Worthing and Shoreham MP and members of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

Dozens of organisations gathered last week to provide advice and support to pensioners as part of an annual event organised by an MP.

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, promised this year’ fair would be the biggest yet.

Tim Loughton, right, with councillors Bryan and Val Turner

Tim Loughton, right, with councillors Bryan and Val Turner

And the event, the seventh of its kind, did not disappoint, with Mr Loughton reporting that the fair met his expectations.

He said: “This has been our biggest and best Pensioners’ Fair yet.

“It was great to see so many residents at the fair engaging with the services and advice available.

“Worthing and Adur has a fantastic wealth of great voluntary organisations and it was excellent to have them all in the same place offering such invaluable advice and information to resident.”

A whole host of groups signed up for a stall at the event.

Organisations included: Age UK; Alzheimer’s Society; Action for Deafness; Freedom Powerchairs; Guild Care; Independent Age; Worthing Coaches; Parkinsons UK; Western Sussex Hospitals; Worthing U3A; Worthing Homes and many more.

The event was attended by Worthing mayor Paul Baker, as well as Adur District Council chairman Joss Loader who said: “It was a really interesting and well planned event which promoted a wide range of relevant support services.

“It was particularly heart warming to see the role played by volunteers who form the backbone of many services that are provided locally to older people.

“My very sincere thanks for all their hard work, passion and commitment.”

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