FESTIVE cheer filled the Concern Wadebridge at The John Betjeman Centre on Friday (22nd December) when it hosted the annual Senior Citizens Party.

Over 100 attended the party which included a free hot meal, refreshments, a quiz, live music and a raffle.

The event was sponsored by the Wadebridge Cycle Ride, held in September, but also included very generous donations from William and Sons Butchers, Chadds of Bude, Dole Bodmin, Callestick Farm, Roddas and local resident Heather Keightley.

Concern Wadebridge manager Emma Burt said: “It has been a very busy year for us at the centre but this party is always the highlight of the year.  Spreading joy and laughter among the community, who might have been on their own at Christmas.

“Thank you also to my wonderful volunteers who worked so hard in the lead up and on the day to make it a special event for everyone and to Alan Steele, Ian Baillie and Elliot Osbourne for proving the entertainment.

“In 2023 we have achieved so much including fundraising for a new mobility repair shop, new cooker and over the Christmas break our toilets are having a complete make over – this could not have happened without the fantastic support of the local community and my dedicated volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone who has shown us support and we look forward to 2024, after a well-deserved break.”