People aged over 60 or who have an interest in services for the over 60s can attend a free event in Wimblington to find out everything on offer locally to the age group.

The village will host the latest 20th anniversary Fenland District Council Golden Age fair.

The fairs, which launched in 2003, bring together organisations that provide fun activities for older people, opportunities to learn and volunteer, benefits advice and all kinds of financial, physical and social support.

Organisations each have their own stand where visitors can browse information and meet representatives.

Visitors enjoy free refreshments and receive a free reusable water bottle or flask to promote good hydration as part of good health.

The Golden Age fairs were launched in 2003 by the late Cllr Mac Cotterell MBE.

Cambs Times: The late Cllr Mac Cotterell MBEThe late Cllr Mac Cotterell MBE (Image: Fenland District Council)

Over the years, almost 7,000 visitors have attended the Golden Age events.

Around 25 to 30 partner organisations now attend each event from a pool of around 80, including representatives from health care, transport providers, charities and statutory services.

Earlier this year, many partner organisations came together with organisers for an anniversary event.

Cllr Susan Wallwork, Fenland’s communities portfolio holder, said: “Thousands of people have discovered help and services they didn’t know about at our Golden Age fairs.

“We encourage anyone who has an interest in what’s on offer to over 60s to come along and see for themselves.

“Golden Age fairs are a relaxed community occasion with free tea, coffee and cake and a chance to stroll around and chat to stallholders from a wide range of service providers.”

Cambs Times: From left: Cllr Sam Clark, Cllr Maureen Davis, Ash Godfrey, Cllr Will SuttonFrom left: Cllr Sam Clark, Cllr Maureen Davis, Ash Godfrey, Cllr Will Sutton (Image: Fenland District Council)

Cllr Sam Clark, Golden Age team leader, said: “There’s always a lovely, friendly, welcoming atmosphere at the Golden Age Fairs.

“Even people who come time and again tend to discover something new.

“It’s a place to discover things you didn’t even know you didn’t know as well as get advice on who can help with specific issues.”

The next Golden Age fair takes place from 10am to 1pm on Friday September 29, at Wimblington Parish Hall, Addison Road, PE15 0QT.

Events are held across Fenland. Dates and times are published at