Age Concern Mole Valley recently held their fundraising Barn dance at the Tithe Barn in Bookham. It was a fun evening and the guests appreciated the live music and valiantly mastered classic barn dances such as “Strip the Willow” and the “Gay Gordons”. Everyone showed good humour and enthusiasm for the dancing and generously participated in the fundraising raffle. Over £600 was raised which will help fund the work of the charity.
Some of the ways that Age Concern Mole Valley aims to ‘improve the lives of older people’ is by providing a Befriending Service to lonely and isolated older people, a general Information & Signposting service, plus Will Writing Clinics, and Computer Courses for those aged over fifty five. Each year they hold two lunch events where clients of the befriending service can get together and enjoy a summer celebration and then in December a Christmas lunch. Sonia Hubbard the CEO said “As an independent local charity events such as the Barn Dance really help us generate much needed funding which goes towards securing the continuation of our services. We would like to thank everyone who attended for their kindness, good spirit and support.”