Pimm’s at the ready for great day out

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OLDER Peo­ple Day, which recog­nises the pos­i­tive im­pact our el­derly res­i­dents con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety, saw hun­dreds of en­thu­si­as­tic older mem­bers of our com­mu­nity gather to cel­e­brate thanks to One Vi­sion Hous­ing.

The cel­e­bra­tions at Fir­wood Boo­tle Cricket Club brought to­gether some of Liver­pool’s most sought-af­ter acts to up­lift and en­ter­tain a room full of lo­cal el­derly res­i­dents.

Cake, Pimm’s and an af­ter­noon jam-packed with en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided lo­cals with a day to re­mem­ber.

The event’s very en­ter­tain­ing sched­ule in­cluded a per­for­mance from The Uk-a-teers, a trib­ute from vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion Sefton O.P.E.R.A and a show­stop­ping act from lo­cal co­me­dian PJ Laine.

One Vi­sion Hous­ing res­i­dent David Parker, was there with his wife.

Mr Parker said: “I moved to the area from Ply­mouth and find these events a cur­rent high­light in my life.

“My wife doesn’t get out much ei­ther so it’s ex­cel­lent that One Vi­sion Hous­ing pro­vides such a great event that us el­derly peo­ple can at­tend and en­joy.

“The or­gan­i­sa­tion has changed my life con­sid­er­ably for the bet­ter.”

Sefton O.P.E.R.A founder Ann Mardall was also there. She said: “I do work my­self through­out the com­mu­nity and I can’t ex­press how much One Vi­sion Hous­ing make each res­i­dent feel val­ued.

“In re­cent years I have es­tab­lished a fan­tas­tic part­ner­ship with the or­gan­i­sa­tion – they’re truly in­spi­ra­tional.

“Events like today en­able those who may not be able to get out or have some­where to go, with an op­por­tu­nity to so­cialise and feel like a val­ued mem­ber of our com­mu­nity.”

Event or­gan­iser and One Vi­sion Hous­ing em­ployee Ann Owens com­mented: “The event is a won­der­ful way for our res­i­dents to so­cialise, en­gage with us and ul­ti­mately feel like val­ued mem­bers of our so­ci­ety.

“These are the peo­ple who have con­trib­uted so much to our com­mu­nity over the years, it is only right that we show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

“Our event this year even wel­comed one of our won­der­ful res­i­dents who is over the age of 100.

“The event was a com­plete suc­cess with tea, Pimms and cake flow­ing.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on One Vi­sion Hous­ing visit www.ovh.org.uk

Vol­un­teers at the One Vi­sion Older Peo­ple’s Day event in­cluded, right, Stephen Fitz­patrick, Cllr Denise Dut­ton and Mark Davis

Left, PJ Laine en­ter­tain­ing the au­di­ence

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