14th Jul, 2020

More than 50 exhibitors have signed up to MP's Bromsgrove Pensioners' Fair

Tristan Harris 7th Feb, 2020 Updated: 13th Feb, 2020

MORE than 50 exhibitors have now confirmed they will have stalls at Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid’s upcoming Pensioners’ Fair.

The non-political event takes place from 10am to midday on Friday, February 14, at Parkside Hall, Bromsgrove.

The fair celebrates the contribution made by the district’s older people, bringing together the best of Bromsgrove’s charities, community groups, social clubs and support networks to showcase what they do.

The event will also host local organisations promoting health and well-being, including many of the local agencies which work together in the Ageing Well Group of the Bromsgrove Partnership.

Act on Energy will be offering free and impartial pointers on household energy needs, including advice on energy bills, fuel provider switching and the availability of grants.

Act on Energy CEO, Rachel Jones, jumped at the opportunity to assist attendees at the event with any questions or support they may need.

Rachel said: “The Pensioners Fair is a great opportunity for us to engage directly with local residents, to provide information and answer questions.”

Bromsgrove is currently striving to be a centre of excellence for walking sports and the man behind the plan is Alan Gormley.

He piloted walking hockey to the town and it has since gone on to be played around the world.

Alan and his team will be exhibiting at the Pensioners’ Fair for the first time to showcase the walking sports available in Bromsgrove and the benefits they bring.

He said: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to be part of this excellent initiative.

“Our mission is to get as many people as possible to come along for fun, friendship and fitness with lots of like-minded people.”

Other new exhibitors include the Avoncroft Folk Dance Group, BK Sewing Studio and DentaDenta.

Mr Javid said there was something for everyone.

“Whether residents are looking to join a sports club or social group, get some free advice or enjoy a range of live performances, they will not be disappointed.

The Chancellor has also been keen to emphasise the non-political nature of the event.

Commenting on the events of the past few months he said: “After months of political wrangling, and Westminster dominating the headlines, I know that what many residents want is a break!

“That’s why I’m delighted to be hosting my Pensioners Fair next month, and why, as ever, I’m keeping it strictly non-political.

“This event is an opportunity to move forward and come together as a community to celebrate the contribution made by our older residents.”

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