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Retired residents in Kingsholm enjoy festive fun

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 23, 2013

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Retired residents in Kingsholm and Wotton enjoyed a fun afternoon at St Catherine’s Church Hall earlier this month.

Safer Gloucester hosted an afternoon of festive fun on Saturday December 14 for older people and a great time was had by all.

The event featured songs from musicals, old time music halls and traditional carols performed by Tyger Productions, a Christmas quiz, some Christmas crime prevention advice and refreshments.

Everyone had a goody bag to take home with crime prevention advice and items to keep them warm and safe.

Jennie Dallimore, Chair of Safer Gloucester and Deputy Leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “It’s great to be able to give crime prevention advice in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The whole event was entertaining and we really wanted to ensure that as many older people as possible could enjoy the festive season and have a great afternoon.”

Gloucester Police’s Chief Inspector Richard Burge said: “We try to ensure that safety messages reach our communities in a variety of ways without raising the fear of crime. This party ensured that retired people in the city could learn how to stay safe this Christmas, whilst having fun at the same time.”

Our thanks go to Tesco Supermarket, Rodda’s Creamery and Gloucestershire Older Person’s Association for supporting this event, with sponsorship and their attendance.

For more information of Safer Gloucester and crime prevention advice visit www.safergloucester.co.uk .

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