Garstang party to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

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Elderly people living alone are being invited to join staff from Garstang’s Vincent’s Solicitors who are bringing together both clients and members of the wider community for a street party-style event to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

The party is being held at Garstang United Reformed Church Hall on Thursday, May 12 from 11am to 1pm and decorations, catering and service will all be provided by the Garstang team.

Personal invitations are being sent to Vincents’ clients across Lancashire who are elderly and live alone, as part of the firm’s drive to tackle loneliness and provide support and friendship. The invitation is also being opened up to other members of the local community who would like to join in the celebrations, and who want to meet new people and make new friends.

The party was the brainchild Lisa Lodge, head of the Garstang office, who is launching the firm’s ‘anti-loneliness’ campaign with this event.

She said: “Loneliness is a devastating reality for many people, in particular the elderly, and can lead to depression and illness.

“My team discussed what we could do to help and thought a lunch club or friendship group might be welcomed. Hopefully the party will be a good opportunity to bring people together to have fun and perhaps make new friends. If successful, it could be the catalyst to establishing a regular lunch club for anyone who experiences loneliness or wants to make new friends here in Garstang.”

Anyone interested contact Lisa on 01995 606 442.