Big success for fundraiser

The event at Broughton Castle
The event at Broughton Castle

Lively jazz music echoed around Broughton Castle at the Age UK Oxfordshire special jazz evening earlier this month to raise vital funds for older people in the area.

The sun shone as more than 400 people sat down with their picnics to listen to the talented George Huxley Jazz Band play. Tickets were sold out and more than £4,500 was raised for Age UK Oxfordshire’s Today! campaign, which will go directly towards supporting the charity’s drop-in centre in Banbury and its services for older people in the Banbury area.

Bee Myson, manager at Age UK’s Banbury centre, said: “We were delighted with the number of people that came and helped make the evening so special. With help from our brilliant volunteers, a great time was had by everyone and we have raised vital funds for our Today! campaign.”

Age UK Oxfordshire’s drop-in centre at White Lion Walk is a focal point for the provision of numerous services and activities for older people in the area. The Today! campaign, launched last year, aims to raise £50,000 per year for five years to support the centre and all the vital services it provides. Age UK Oxfordshire is encouraging local residents to support the campaign by donating or volunteering.

The charity offers many services including the Befriending for Life scheme, the Community Information Network, Dementia Support, Generation Games, information and advice and mental health services.

It also provides free information and support service for adult (18+) carers of adults in Oxfordshire, whether you are a wife, husband, partner, friend, neighbour, sister, son, daughter or relative.

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