Some­thing to be proud of at Age UK

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

THE huge suc­cess of Age UK Peter­bor­ough’s tins Ap­peal this fes­tive sea­son makes the char­ity a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of this week’s Pride In Peter­bor­ough front page.

Do­na­tions from the pub­lic, in­clud­ing tins of soup, meat and fish, teabags and pack­ets of choco­late bis­cuits filled an im­pres­sive 450 shop­ping bags.

All the parcels in­cluded a Christ­mas pud­ding as well as mince pies for the first time in the ap­peal’s 25-year his­tory.

Thank you mes­sages to the “mar­vel­lous” peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough have poured in from pen­sion­ers fac­ing Christ­mas alone or in poverty.

David Bache, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Age UK Peter­bor­ough, was amazed that, de­spite ex­pect­ing the 2011 ap­peal to be their most dif­fi­cult yet, more peo­ple than ever had been helped. He said: “What thrills us most is the gen­eros­ity of the in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties and busi­nesses in Peter­bor­ough that gave us enough goods to make de­liv­er­ies for hundreds of peo­ple.”

team ef­fort: Age UK chief ex­ec­u­tive David Bache and staff (l-r), Ali­son Kamin­ski, Deb Page, Sally Page, Sue Ben­nett and Chris­tine Wildman with the Pride in Peter­bor­ough front page.

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