Mid Sussex Older People’s Council Host Free Christmas Party For Over 60’s
Mid Sussex Older People’s Council (MSOPC), put on their annual Christmas Tea at the King Edward Hall, Lindfield again this year, much to the delight of over 60’s from across Mid Sussex.
The Christmas Tea a great opportunity for older people to get out of the house and socialise over the Christmas period, whilst enjoying good food and entertainment. Free transport and assistance is provided for those who find it physically too difficult to drive or use public transport.
This year, many volunteers came to help on the day, serving hot drinks, sandwiches, Christmas cake, scones, and Victoria sponge. Mince pies were supplied by the Lindfield Co-op, as well as some fabulous prizes for the raffle. The Co-op are always a great support to MSOPC throughout the year, providing some essential funding to help them to help local older people, and Matt Askey, manager of the Lindfield Co-op, also came along to visit on the day, as well as the man in red himself; Father Christmas. Leader of Burgess Hill Town Council, Councillor Robert Eggleston and Councillor Stephanie Inglesfield from Haywards Heath Town Council were also in attendance.
Every year, there is fun musical entertainment, and this year MSOPC welcomed back local duo ‘Anything Goes’, who are always popular. One member even wrote and recited poetry on the day, which was well received with the crowd. Over 100 people attend the event every year, always thoroughly enjoying themselves and come back year after year.
The event has received very positive feedback, one member saying; ‘The Christmas tea you provide every year is always wonderful but this year you surpassed yourselves, it was exceptional! Delicious food, beautiful decorations, marvellous entertainment, very good service and good company’.
MSOPC put on free events and coffee mornings throughout the year across Mid Sussex, in 2020 to include VE day celebrations in Lindfield on the 8th and 9th of May, and provides a free quarterly newsletter to all members. They have also facilitated arrangements with Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges to provide free one to one computer sessions across Mid Sussex. Older people can receive help with their mobile phones, iPads etc. so that they can keep in touch with family and friends and so do not feel cut off from the online world.
For more information about MSOPC, visit www.msopc.org.uk or phone their helpline on 01444 242760